Turkey summons Swedish envoy over 'scandalous' age of consent tweet

Turkey said on Monday it has summoned Sweden’s ambassador in an escalating row after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children. The dispute is the latest in several spats highlighting rising tensions between Turkey and EU states in the wake of the botched July 15 coup followed by a relentless crackdown that angered Europe. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom had tweeted on her official account that the “Turkish decision to allow sex with children under 15 must be reversed”, following a controversial ruling by the Turkish constitutional court.

Share this article