“Do not give Turkey a lesson..Who are you?” Erdogan to ambassadors...

“Do not give Turkey a lesson..Who are you?” Erdogan to ambassadors...
“Do not give Turkey a lesson..Who are you?” Erdogan to ambassadors...
Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country should not host ambassadors who issued a joint statement calling for the release of imprisoned Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala.

“Why do 10 ambassadors make this statement? Those who defend the remains of (George) Soros are trying to release him. I told our foreign minister that we cannot afford to host them in our country. Is it your place to give such a lesson to Turkey?” Erdogan told reporters on Thursday.

Erdogan indicated that he is on his way to Turkey from his African trip, according to a statement by the Turkish presidency.

The United States, Canada, France and Germany were among the countries that issued the statement calling on Turkey to respect the decision of the European Court of Human Rights and “ensure his speedy release.”

He asked, “Who are you? What is this? Release Kavala. Do you leave thieves, murderers and terrorists in your country? America, Germany, whichever did such a thing? They did not and will not. The answer they will give you when you ask is ‘the judiciary is independent.’ Is the judiciary?” Independent in your country but not independent in our country? Our judicial system gives the best examples of independence.”

Turkey summoned 10 ambassadors over the joint statement on Tuesday, calling the statement “irresponsible” and saying it rejected what it described as “attempts to pressure the judiciary.”

It is not yet clear if Erdogan told Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that “Turkey cannot host them” before or after the ambassadors were summoned.

The embassies of Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States issued a joint statement marking the fourth year of Kavala’s detention.

Osman Kavala has been held without conviction since 2017. He was acquitted last year on charges related to the Gezi Park protests in 2013. The sentence was overturned and new charges brought against him for his alleged involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.

These were the details of the news “Do not give Turkey a lesson..Who are you?” Erdogan to ambassadors... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at saudi24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT Hands off Africa, says Pope Francis in Kinshasa speech

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]