(Ankara) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he had ordered the expulsion of ten ambassadors, including Canada, France, Germany and the United States, “as soon as possible.” Guard.
“I have instructed our foreign minister to declare these ten ambassadors as soon as possible,” he said during a visit to central Turkey, without specifying a date for the diplomats to leave.
These diplomats “need to know and understand” Turkey, Mr. Erdogan accused them of being “indecent.” “If they don’t know it anymore they have to leave the country,” he added.
A rare move in international relations, declaring diplomats “persono non grata” opens the way for expulsion or recall from their home country.
According to German diplomatic sources, the ten countries involved held consultations on Saturday evening without receiving any official announcement of the move.
“From morning till night they (diplomats) say over and over again: Kavala, Kavala … but the Kavala you speak of is Soros’ agent in Turkey,” President Erdogan told a public meeting. George Soros, an American billionaire of Hungarian descent, with whom he constantly compares his opponent.
Osman Kawala, who spent four years in prison without trial, has been accused since 2013 by President Erdogan’s regime of plotting to destabilize Turkey.
In a statement issued on Monday evening, the host, who became one of the pets of Turkish businessman Usman Kawala and the regime, called on Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States to “resolve the matter expeditiously.” He was jailed for four years without trial.
The next day, their ambassadors were summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where Turkish officials ruled that their approach was “unacceptable.”
The Turkish head of state threatened to be deported after returning from an African tour on Thursday.
“Nothing can justify eviction”
Among the countries that initially reacted, on Saturday evening, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands and Germany announced that no official announcement had been made about their respective ambassadors at this point.
“Our ambassador has done nothing to justify the deportation,” Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Trudeau Mazeid was quoted as saying by NTB.
“We are currently in intensive consultation with the nine countries involved,” the German Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Many Dutch parliamentarians responded on social media.
“Exactly, the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, among others, called for the implementation of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. From now on, the 27 countries of the European Union must mobilize for this,” Labor MP Katie Brie tweeted.
In December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Mr. Ordered Kavala to be “released immediately” – in vain.
At the age of 64, a prominent figure in civil society, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist, was born in Paris and detained by an Istanbul court in early October, which he considered “no new element in bringing him back to law. Freedom.”
Osman Kawala, who has always denied the allegations against him, is set to reappear on November 26.
When Erdogan was prime minister, Casey was first arrested in 2013 for his role in the so-called anti-government movement, and was later accused of plotting and spying.
“A fair trial is no longer possible”
In a recent interview with AFP, Mr. Kawala told his detainee Mr. Considered allowing Erdogan’s regime to justify its “conspiracy theories.”
“Considering that a fair trial is no longer possible in this situation, I think it makes no sense to attend the coming hearings,” he announced Friday through his lawyers.
The Council of Europe recently threatened Turkey with sanctions that would be adopted at its next session (November 30 to December 2) if the enemy is not liberated by then.
Opposition leader Kemal Glycerodouklu said the threat of immediate expulsion of the ambassadors “risked pushing the country into the abyss.”
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