Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said earlier that Turkey's anger over the burning of the Koran outside the embassy in Stockholm was justified.

According to the Swedish tabloid Expressen, the general secretary of the Swedish Democratic Party, Richard Jomshof, expressed the opposite opinion and suggested "burning another hundred Korans", as "freedom of speech is more important than Sweden's bid for NATO."

On January 21, Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right Hard Deal party, burned a Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.

Previously, he received permission from the authorities to hold the action.

On January 22, protesters in Turkey burned the flag of Sweden at the country's Consulate General in Istanbul in response to a provocation with the Koran in Stockholm.

Subsequently, Paludan threatened Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan with new actions until Sweden joins NATO.