Türkiye summoned the Dutch ambassador in Ankara Joep Wijnands over "a vile attack" on the Quran in The Hague and conveyed Ankara's condemnation, the Foreign Ministry said on Jan. 24.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms the vile attack of an anti-Islamic person in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 22, targeting our holy book, the Holy Quran," said the statement.
Turkey is taking a leading role in the fight against Islamophobia on international platforms, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 19.
"We are fighting against a more deadly and sneaky virus. This virus, which is as dangerous as the coronavirus, is called Islamophobia," Erdoğan said at a gathering organized by the Turkish American National Steering Committee in New York City.