Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he had ordered the expulsion of ten ambassadors, including France, Germany and the United States, as soon as possible, demanding the release of opposition leader Osman Qawala.
“I have instructed our foreign minister to declare these ten ambassadors as non-personal Grota as soon as possible,” the head of state said during a visit to central Turkey, although no date was set for any ambassadors to leave the country.
These diplomats “need to know and understand Turkey,” Erdogan continued, accusing them of “indecency.” “They will have to leave the‘ country ’if they don’t know anymore,” he added.
A rare move in international relations, declaring diplomats “persono non grata” opens the way for expulsion or recall from their home country.
“From morning till night they (diplomats) say over and over again: Guard, guard … but the guard you speak of is Soros’ agent in Turkey,” the president told a public meeting, the news. Times note. He constantly compares his opponent to George Soros, an American billionaire of Hungarian descent.
Osman Kawala, who was jailed for four years without trial, has been accused by President Erdogan’s regime since 2013 of plotting to destabilize Turkey.
In a statement issued on Monday evening, the host, who has been described by Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States as a “quick fix and a quick fix”, has been jailed for four years without trial. .
The next day, they were summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where Turkish officials considered their approach “unacceptable.”
The Turkish head of state threatened to be deported on his return from an African tour on Thursday, although no action was taken.
The first countries to respond on Saturday night, Sweden and Norway, said no official announcement had been made about their respective ambassadors at this stage.
NTB quoted the news agency as saying, “Our ambassador has not done anything to justify the deportation.” Promised under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Barriers to Turkey?
In December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Mr. Ordered Kavala to be “released immediately” – to no avail.
At age 64, the Paris-born figure, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist, was detained by an Istanbul court in early October on the grounds that “there are no new elements to bring him back into the 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 involvement in the so-called anti-government movement, and was later accused of plotting and spying.
In a recent interview with AFP, Mr. Kawala assessed that the regime of his detainee Recep Tayyip Erdogan allows it to justify its “conspiracy theories”.
“Considering that a fair trial is no longer possible in this situation, I do not think it makes sense for me to attend the upcoming 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.”
“I can openly say that these measures are not motivated by the defense of national interests, but are the result of an attempt to create artificial causes for the destruction of the economy,” he said.