The Turkish ambassador, Mehmet Dönmez, has failed to shed any further light on how and why the Turkish government released the prime suspect in the failed assassination attempt on anti-Islam author Lars Hedegaard last year.

Dönmez, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry yesterday to explain the apparent release from prison of the 27-year-old, referred to as 'BH', said that no further information had been received but that he would intensify his requests for information from the Turkish authorities.

"I will send a request to the Justice Ministry in Ankara as quickly as possible to get more information," Dönmez told TV2 News.

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