Swedish flag ablaze in Turkey after Koran-burning in Sweden

STORY: In a separate protest in Ankara, a crowd gathering in front of the Swedish embassy had left a black wreath in front of the embassy building with an inscription "Say Stop to Islamophobia".

Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden's bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, sharply heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Nordic country needs Ankara's backing to gain entry to the military alliance.