A Turkish newspaper has placed an ad at Istanbul’s main airport saying that travellers to Sweden could be raped.

Pro-government daily Gunes placed the stark warning on two billboards at Ataturk Airport’s International Terminal.

The ad read in Turkish and English: “Travel Warning! Did you know that Sweden has the highest rape rate worldwide?”

It appears to be a tit-for-tat over a headline this month at an Austrian airport and a subsequent tweet by a Swedish government official.

Stockholm’s foreign minister posted that Turkey should respect child rights after a news ticker at the Vienna airport said: “Turkey allows sex with children under the age of 15”.

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