Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders 10 ambassadors, including the representative of the United States, to be declared “personalities non greta”
Turkish President, Risp Tayip Erdogan, announced this Saturday that the ambassadors of ten countries, including the United States, Germany and France, asked that the opposition Usman Kavala was issued, they will be declared”the person is not grateful sooner“
“I ordered my foreign minister that Prepare to declare these ten ambassadors as Persona Non-Great as soon as possiblesaid the Turkish head of state during a visit to central Turkey, although he did not specify a date.
48 hours ago he threatened to expel diplomats from the country. “I told my foreign minister that We can’t afford to host them in our countryErdogan confirmed, according to statements published this Thursday by various Turkish media.
In a rare joint statement issued Monday night, the ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden said “Fair and speedy resolution of the matter” Usman Kavala, a Turkish publisher and philanthropist who has become the black beast of the government. He has been in jail for four years without trial.
“Is it your thing to teach Turkey a lesson? Who are you?”, according to local media, the Turkish president reacted by saying that his country’s justice is “free”.
On Tuesday, the day after the release of his statement, The ambassadors of these ten countries were called by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Kavusoglug.who believednot acceptableHis appeal to Osman Kavala.
Diplomats believed that “The persistent delay in its process (…) casts a shadow on the respect for democracy, the rule of law and the transparency of the Turkish judicial system.“
Usman KavalaThe 64-year-old, a very prominent figure in civil society, has been accused of trying to destabilize Turkey by President Erdogan’s regime since 2013.
“Keep up the fantasy of a plot”
In December 2019, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered his “immediate release”, to no avail..
in early October, An Istanbul court ordered that Kavala’s detention be prolonged, a wealthy merchant born in Paris, claiming that “he lacks the new elements to set him free.”
Kavala is the target of authorities for supporting anti-government protests against Erdogan in 2013, when the current President was the Prime Minister. He was later charged with attempted coup and espionage..
Businessmen who always deny the allegations against them, is subject to life imprisonment. He will be produced again in the court on November 26.
in an interview with AFPOsman Kavala believed last week that, with his arrest, the Recep Tayyip Erdogan regime could “justify” itsconspiratorial thesis“
“For me, the real reason for my prolonged detention is the need for the government to perpetuate the fantasy of a conspiracy.”, he declared from his cell, through his lawyer.
“As I have been accused of taking part in a conspiracy organized by foreign powers, Freeing oneself would undermine that imagination and that is certainly not what the government wants.“, he explained.
The Council of Europe, of which Turkey is a member, In September the Turkish government was threatened with sanctions for the matter..
These sanctions could be adopted at the next council meeting between November 30 and December 2, if Turkey does not release the justice practitioner first.
(with information from AFP)
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