Turkey ordered the Ambassadors of 10 countries including the US, France and Germany to leave the country

An outcome of the demand for the release of an accused involved in a nationwide movement against the Turkish Govt

Editorial Comment

Will India learn anything from Turkey, which has ordered the expulsion of Ambassadors of powerful countries trying to interfere in Turkey’s internal affairs ?

Istanbul (Turkey) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has ordered the Ambassadors of 10 Countries viz. the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and New Zealand to leave the country. Turkey has declared these Ambassadors ‘unacceptable persons’.

A few days back the Ambassadors of these 10 countries had jointly requested Turkey Government to liberate Turkish businessman Osman Kavala who has been imprisoned without any charges since 2017. To this, Erdogan said that these people (Ambassadors) should first understand Turkey. If they don’t want to understand, they should leave the Country.

Kavala, 64, was acquitted in 2020 from being involved in the nationwide anti-Government protests of 2013; however, was re-arrested before being released and imprisoned on charges of a coup attempt in 2016.