Erdogan opens a process to expel a dozen ambassadors

The president of Turkey has opened a new and unexpected political forehead against the West. A few days after the ambassadors from 10 countries, including the

Erdogan opens a process to expel a dozen ambassadors

The president of Turkey has opened a new and unexpected political forehead against the West. A few days after the ambassadors from 10 countries, including the United States and France, writing a letter demanding the release of Philanthropist Osman Kavala, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded in the most virulent way possible: "I have ordered our Foreign Minister to declare These 10 Ambassadors 'person Non Grata' as soon as possible, "he announced this Sunday.

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations establishes that, if a diplomatic representative declared 'person Non Grata', "the issuing State, will dismiss, will dismiss the interested person or will cease it in their duties on the mission." It is not foreseen that the process leads to a degradation of diplomatic relations between Turkey and these countries, but opens the door to such an event and, in any case, it supposes Goodbye to Turkey from the Signatory Diplomat.

"What kind of bad education is this? What do you think this is? This is Turkey, Turkey! Not a tribal state, but the glorious Turkey", has declaimed the top Turkish leader against a multitude at a split crowd. The order arrives in the same week that, in another decision not welcome by the markets, the Turk Central Bank has reduced interest rates 200 basis points, causing the immediate devaluation of the Turkish Lira. For this Monday, the monetary response to the Declaration is expected.

Representatives in Ankara affected by the Order of the President belong to the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. All of them wrote last week a joint letter urging the Turkish authorities to accelerate the resolution of the Kavala case, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, sympathizer of the opposition causes to the Turkish Islamist Government, which has been in prison since November 2017 by a battery of charges .

In its letter, the ambassadors of the indicated countries revealed that delays in the Kavala case "to question respect for democracy, the rule of law and transparency." Then, the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the signatory representatives: "Turkey is a democratic country governed by the Empire of the Law that respects human rights [...] Turkish judiciary will not be influenced by these irresponsible communications," he wounded. Its holder

At the moment none of the countries whose ambassadors are going to be declared 'Person Non Grata' has pronounced on the Order of Turkish President. Carl Bildt, former Swedish Prime Minister and Co-Chair of the European Council of Foreign Affairs, has tiled the decision of "impulsive, inconsiderate and reckless from almost any point of view."

Although Kavala was acquitted from the accusations related to his alleged participation in the 2013 anti-government protests, immediately after the prosecution found new charges in relation to the failed coup of 2016, who justified his permanence between bars. However, these charges were again lying down, so, once again, another new battery of charges, in this case of "military or political espionage", served to leave philanthropist between bars.

For all these accusations, Kavala could be condemned to life imprisonment. Erdogan, from the part of him, has resorted to his own theories, tildandando this Sunday to Kavala of "Representative in Turkey" of the magnate and also Philanthropist George Soros. It is not a new accusation, because the Turkish media have usually resorted to this type of sambenites usually on their covers to point to the prisoner as a financing of an internal movement against Erdogan.

The imprisonment of Kavala already loved with provoking a shock between Turkey and the Council of Europe. In December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights had decreed the release of philanthropist, in provisional prison, alleging that the confinement of it "persecuted a subsequent purpose, mainly silenceing it as a human rights defender". However, Turkey, despite being subject to the deliberations of the TEDH, ignored the decision of it.

Such a negative to comply with the sentence, along with another that decreed the liberation of the politician of the Party Prokurdo HDP Selahattin demirtas, led to the Council of Europe to open the door to take coercive measures against Turkey. On September 17, this alerted that it could open proceedings against the country if Kavala is not released by the end of November. According to the world, one of the measures could be the suspension of the right to Turkish vote in this Agency.

This November 26 is scheduled a new view of the trial against Osman Kavala, but it is possible that philanthropist is not present in the room. In a statement published this Friday, Kavala said it would not have "meaning" to attend: "Since there is no possibility of a fair trial in these circumstances, I believe that participating in the audience and defending will be a nonsense from now on." The Council of Europe will be pending the result, with the risk that this new stake aggravates the crisis with the EU.

Updated Date: 23 October 2021, 22:52

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