Turkey's release of the man who allegedly tried to assassinate the Danish anti-Islam author Lars Hedegaard is turning into a political crisis between the two nations.

The Danish government has decided to cite Turkey's involvement in the case when the EU later this month decides whether the country has been adhering to union membership standards.

"Our position is that Turkey will only become a member when it is ready: when they live up to the standards of a rule of law society," Martin Lidegaard, the foreign minister, told DR Nyheder.

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