This is no surprise. As far as the Leftist elites are concerned, those who deviate from the positions they have deemed acceptable have no rights they are bound to respect. You can be absolutely certain that if Turkey had released a counter-jihadist who was the suspected murderer of a Danish Muslim, Lidegaard would not wave away concerns so casually. But counter-jihadists? Who cares if they get assassinated? This is of a piece with the constant smears and libels directed at counter-jihadists by the Leftist media.
“Good relations with Turkey more important than suspect’s release: Danish FM,” Hürriyet Daily News, November 10, 2014 (thanks to Fjordman):
Maintaining good relations with Turkey is more crucial for Denmark than the recent dispute between the countries that erupted after the release of the suspected shooter of a Danish writer, the country’s foreign minister has said.
“Good relations with Turkey are more important than the Hedegaard case,” Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard told Danish daily Berlingske, in reference to Lars Hedegaard, an outspoken critic of Islam whose suspected shooter was recently released in Turkey.
The release of the suspect has severely strained ties between the two countries since early October, with many Danish lawmakers and prominent figures pressuring the Copenhagen government to take harsh measures against Turkey.
However, Lidegaard stressed that Turkey and Denmark were collaborating in many spheres, recalling that “Turkey has helped rescue Danish hostages in Syria as well as cooperating in combatting foreign fighters.”
The two countries have strong ties and this relationship is more important than the suspect of the Hedegaard attack, he added.
Basil Hassan, a 27-year-old Danish man of Lebanese origin, was arrested in Turkey in April on suspicion of shooting Lars Hedegaard in Denmark in 2013. Hedegaard survived the shooting….