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Newsline: Turkey summons Swedish ambassador comedy TV jokes

Turkey summoned the ambassador of Sweden to complain about “insulting content” directed at President Tayyip Erdogan on Swedish TV, according to a report published by Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu Agency. According to Anadolu, Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrstrom was told by Turkey’s foreign ministry that the “impertinent and ugly expression and images” about Erdogan and Turkey seen on Swedish TV were unacceptable. (https://www.malaysiasun.com/news/272867103/after-swedish-comedy-tv-jokes-about-erdogan-turkey-summons-ambassador) Swedish News, which routinely mocks Swedish and international politicians, targeted Erdogan over alleged human rights abuses and ended the segment by shouting, “Long live democracy!” Swedish public service television is tax-funded, but operates independently.

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