In reply to the cartoon, Denmark showed no tolerance with dailies complaining about the Turkish reaction. Danish daily Ekstra Bladet says that the cartoon had been published in retaliation for Danish refusal to ban Roj TV, and Danish daily Politiken
Roj TV is a Kurdish run channel that has been banned from most countries in Europe, since the PKK is formally recognized as a terrorist group. However, Denmark still allows the TV channel to operate under its freedom of the press laws. A debate was sparked two weeks ago, when the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked out of press conference in Denmark after learning that a reported from Roj TV was there.