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Can Sweden and Turkey resolve their differences?

Ankara is angry after a far-right activist destroyed a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.

Turkey and Sweden are again at odds.

This time, Ankara is angry over the burning of a Quran outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.

And like all NATO members, it holds a veto over Sweden’s bid to join the alliance.

What is the real state of relations between the two countries?

And can they overcome their differences?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Philip O’Connor – Journalist covering social and political issues in Sweden

Ahmet Keser – Associate professor at Hasan Kalyoncu University

Samuel Ramani – Associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute