“I have ordered our foreign minister. I said, ‘See if these ten ambassadors will be declared’ persono non grata ‘soon,'” Erdogan said.
Erdogan had previously indirectly threatened to deport ambassadors as he demanded the release of cultural patron Osman Guard. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
“Who are you already?”
“We can not have the luxury of welcoming them to our country,” Erdogan said Thursday, with the state news agency Anatolia targeting diplomats. Do you have the right to teach Turkey such a lesson? Who are you already? “Neither Germany nor the United States has simply released” traitors, murderers and terrorists. “
The embassies of Germany and nine other countries in Ankara issued an appeal on Monday, citing the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and demanding the release of the detainee arrested in 2017. The Turkish Foreign Ministry then summoned the ambassadors concerned. Appointed diplomats include those from the United States, France and the Netherlands.
ECtHR has already called for the release of Guard in 2019. Turkey has so far ignored the ruling, yet as a member of the Council of Europe it is indeed obliged to implement it. In 2013, government opposition to the anti-government protests in Istanbul were accused of attempting to overwhelming more than 50 other defendants. Kavala has been accused of “political and military espionage” in connection with the 2016 coup attempt. (SDA)