Turkey Summons Swedish Envoy Over Age Of Consent Tweet: Minister

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over age of consent tweet: minister

ISTANBUL, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 15th August, 2016) - Turkey has summoned Sweden's ambassador after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday. 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.

"It is a scandal for a foreign minister to post such a tweet based on false news or speculation," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in televised comments, adding that the Swedish ambassador to Ankara had been summoned to his ministry. Cavusoglu blasted the "unacceptable" tweet, saying Wallstrom should have acted "responsibly". "A foreign minister should not tell lies and should not adopt an approach accusing Turkey," Cavusoglu said. "Yes to criticism but this is a slander, a lie."