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Turkey warns travelers at airport of high ‘rape rate’ in Sweden amid underage sex scandal

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Picturesque view of Vaxholm town in Sweden

Picturesque view of Vaxholm town in Sweden. Photo: Bengt Nyman.


Turkey has posted its own “travel warning” amid an ongoing international scandal linked to Turkey’s underage sex law, placing ads at Istanbul Airport alleging that “Sweden has the highest rape rate worldwide.”

The “warning” apparently appeared at the international Ataturk airport, in the form of a banner, by the Turkish Gunes newspaper, The Local reported on Friday.

Earlier, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom took to social media, calling on Ankara to “reverse” a court ruling which she believed legalized sex with children under the age of 15 in Turkey. Ankara blasted the Swedish official, with her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu calling the allegations “lies” and said that Wallstrom had no idea of what she was talking about.

Expressing its support “of freedom of speech,” the embassy of Sweden in Ankara said it had “no interest” in demanding that the banner be removed.

Full story: rt.com


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