Turkey withdrew its expulsion after ambassadors from 10 Western countries, including the United States, announced their respect for the Vienna Conference on Non-Interference in Internal Affairs.
The embassies of the United States, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany and France tweeted on Monday that they would abide by Rule 41 of the aforementioned rule that ambassadors do not interfere in internal affairs. Of the states in which they serve.
Last week, top envoys from a dozen countries called for the release of businessman Osman Qawala, who was jailed for his role in the 2013 protests in Kesi Park (Istanbul) and the subsequent riots and coup attempt. 2016.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed reports from Western embassies, citing sources in the presidency, citing an anonymous condition by the Anatolia agency.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of these countries and accused them of interfering in Turkey’s judiciary.
Earlier in the day, Erdogan claimed that diplomats were violating the country’s sovereignty by justifying the declaration of non-individuals as gross, which the EU (EU) said was serious.
Erdogan said as he left a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in the capital that Turkey could not tolerate ambassadors questioning his judiciary.
The president, who instructed the foreign ministry on Saturday to consider 10 delegates non-governing diplomats, said that anyone who does not respect Turkey’s independence and the sensitivity of the Turkish nation cannot live in this country, regardless of their topic.
Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokesman Peter Stano said the expulsion of diplomats was a serious matter.
“The matter is serious, but we understand that no action has yet been announced to the countries concerned,” he told a regular European Commission press conference.
However, he explained that they were concerned about Turkey’s decision and would follow the events closely.
Kawala was arrested for protests in KC in 2013, which later led to anti-government protests and eight deaths.
He was arrested on suspicion of spying for the failed coup against Erdogan in 2016.
The author of the plot is Fethullah Cullen, a US-based Muslim cleric.