Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys, report media | Malay Mail

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys, report media | Malay Mail

21/10/2021 4:40:00 PM

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys, report media | Malay Mail

ISTANBUL, Oct 21 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today threatened to expel the ambassadors of the United States, Germany and eight other Western countries after they condemned the detention of a civil society leader. Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala , 64, has been in...

channel for the latest updates.ISTANBUL, Oct 21 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today threatened to expel the ambassadors of the United States, Germany and eight other Western countries after they condemned the detention of a civil society leader.

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Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala, 64, has been in jail without a conviction since 2017, becoming a symbol of Erdogan’s growing intolerance of dissent.The 10 ambassadors issued a rare joint statement on Monday saying Kavala’s continued detention “cast a shadow” over Turkey.

“I told our foreign minister that we cannot have the luxury of hosting them in our country,” Erdogan told reporters in comments published by Turkish media.Kavala has faced a string of alternating charges linked to 2013 anti-government protests and a failed military coup in 2016. headtopics.com

In their statement, the US, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden called for a “just and speedy resolution to (Kavala)’s case”.The 10 envoys were summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry on Tuesday.

Erdogan sounded furious in a conversation with Turkish reporters on board his return flight from a tour of Africa.“Is it within your boundary to teach such a lesson to Turkey? Who are you?” he demanded in comments carried by the private NTV broadcaster.

Kavala’s next court hearing is set for November 26. — AFP Read more: Malay Mail »

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