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Rasmussen disrespectful toward Islam: Turkey's senior AKP official
Suat Kiniklioglu, deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party for foreign relations, said, "it is unacceptable that a person who loutishly disrespect our faith and holy values in the past, will head the Alliance."
In an interview with the A.A, Kiniklioglu said that election of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark as the new secretary-general of NATO could cause some difficulties for the Alliance because of the Islam world's perception of him."
"The Danish prime minister is a troublesome person for Turkey. There are three reasons of this: First of all, he was captured by cameras as saying after the EU Summit in 2003 that Turkey would never become a full member of the EU; then, he assumed an irresponsible and unsentimental attitude during the cartoon crisis, and lastly, he failed to prevent broadcast of Roj TV from Denmark," he said.
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