Erdogan lifts threat to expel ambassadors – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Monday stepped again from a threat to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western nations over their help for a jailed activist, defusing a possible diplomatic disaster. “We believe that these ambassadors, who have fulfilled their commitment to Article 41 of the Vienna Convention, will now be more careful in their statements,” he mentioned. The envoys, together with these of the US, Germany and France, final week referred to as for the discharge of philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been in a Turkish jail for 4 years awaiting trial on fees many view as unfounded. The ambassadors of the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and New Zealand additionally joined the attraction.
On Monday , the US embassy in Ankara tweeted that it “maintains compliance” with Article 41, which outlines diplomats’ duties to respect the legal guidelines of the host state and never to intervene in inner affairs. Other missions posted the identical message. AP

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