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Today, Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed a step that Ankara would have taken towards the ambassadors of the ten countries, before these countries reversed their position.
He added, “We summoned the ambassadors to the Turkish Foreign Ministry and urged them to adhere to the Vienna Agreement, and we had begun preparations for the expulsion of ambassadors of 10 countries to be presented to the government meeting held last Monday, before their retreat.”
On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the end of the crisis of considering ambassadors of 10 countries persona non grata in his country, after they confirmed that they would not interfere in Turkey’s affairs again.
Erdogan said, during a televised speech in Ankara, that “the statements of the ambassadors of 10 countries targeted the Turkish judiciary and the sovereign rights of our country,” stressing the need not to interfere in the Turkish judiciary under the command of anyone, according to the Turkish “Anatolia” agency.
He expressed his confidence that “the ambassadors who affirmed their commitment to Article 41 of the Vienna Convention will be more cautious in their statements,” stressing the end of the crisis after pledging their commitment not to interfere in Turkish internal affairs.
The United States, France, Germany, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Finland, in a joint statement, last Monday, called for Kavala’s release; Considering that his continued detention raises doubts about democracy and the rule of law in Turkey.
For his part, Erdogan ordered the Foreign Ministry to expel the ambassador of the United States and nine ambassadors of other Western countries for calling for the release of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala, while the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the ten ambassadors and described the statement as irresponsible.
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