Today, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed that it had not received any notification from the Turkish president about the expulsion of diplomats
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said, according to Reuters, that Germany had not received any notification from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the expulsion of diplomats.
“Turkey is an important diplomatic partner of Germany, and we are in contact with partners in Paris and Washington over the weekend,” he stressed.
The Turkish president had ordered the Foreign Ministry to consider 10 ambassadors, including the ambassadors of the United States, Germany and France, “persona non grata” against the background of these countries’ stance on the Turkish opposition leader Osman Kavala.
It is noteworthy that “the United States, France, Germany, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Finland, called in a joint statement last Monday for Kavala’s release,” saying that “his continued detention raises doubts about democracy and the rule of law in Turkey.”
The Turkish authorities accuse Osman Kavala, the dissident, of “seeking to destabilize Turkey,” and he will appear again before the court on November 26.