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Turkey expels ambassadors from countries that defended the opponent

France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand called, in a joint statement released on Monday, for a “fair and fair release agreement Quick for the case” Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and patron considered an opponent of the regime and who has been in prison for four years without having been tried.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that ambassadors from 10 countries, including France, Germany, and the United States, who have called for the release of their opponent Osman Kavala, will be declared ‘persona non grata’.

“I ordered our foreign minister to deal, as soon as possible, with the declaration of these 10 ambassadors as ‘persona non grata'”, said the head of state during a trip to central Turkey, without, however, giving a specific date.

These ambassadors “should know and understand Turkey,” bequeathed Erdogan, accusing them of “indecency” and stressing that they “will have to leave” the country.

France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand called, in a joint statement released on Monday, for a “fair and fair release agreement Quick for the case” Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and patron considered an opponent of the regime and who has been in prison for four years without having been tried.

The Turkish head of state threatened on Thursday to expel the ambassadors of these countries, without, however, taking concrete steps in that direction.

Turkey did, however, call on ambassadors to tell them that Osman Kavala’s call for the release of Osman Kavala was “unacceptable”.

Kavala, 64, is an important figure in civil society, having been accused in 2013 of trying to destabilize Turkey by supporting anti-government protests, known as the Gezi movement (because they took place in Taksim Gezi Park), in which 2016 of trying to “overthrow the government”.

In December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered his “immediate release,” but Osman Kavala remains in prison until at least November 26, according to an Istanbul court ruling.

The Council of Europe has recently threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey already at its next session (which runs from 30 November to 2 December) if the opponent is not released by that time.

Source: with Agencies

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