Turkey expels ambassadors of 10 countries

Turkey expels ambassadors of 10 countries

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this Saturday that ambassadors from 10 countries, including France, Germany and the United States, who have called for the release of his rival Osman Kavala, would be declared a ‘personality non greta’.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the Foreign Ministry to declare each ambassador to be a “personality non greta”.

“I ordered my Foreign Affairs Minister to deal as soon as possible with declaring these 10 ambassadors as ‘Personality Non Great'”, said the head of state during a visit to central Turkey, however, without giving a specific date.

The Turkish president said that “either the ambassador knows Turkey and understands it” or he will have to leave. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said overnight ambassadors began calling for the release of rival Osman Kavala, Kavala, who is seen by authorities as an agent of George Soros in Turkey.

In a statement released Monday night, Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States called for a “fair and quick release agreement” for Turkish businessman Osman Kavala, who has been imprisoned for four years. . without ever trying.

The next day, ambassadors were called to the foreign ministry, with Turkish officials deeming the approach “unacceptable”.

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