President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip ErdoganAmbassadors from ten countries, including the United States, Germany and France, called on the opposition. Guard Osman Released, they will be warned. “The person who does not thank as soon as possible”.
“I ordered our Minister of Foreign Affairs Get ready as soon as possible to declare these ten cradle ambassadors without personality“During a visit to central Turkey, the Turkish leader said he did not specify a date.
48 hours ago he threatened diplomats to leave the country. “I told her to calm down and we would take care of her,” he said. We can’t hold them back in our countryErdogan confirmed this, according to information released Thursday by various Turkish media.
The ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden issued a joint statement on Monday evening.Fair and immediate settlement of the case » Osman KawalaA Turkish publisher and philanthropist has become the government’s pet peeve. He was jailed for four years without trial.
« Is it your job to teach Turkey a lesson? who are you?The Turkish president responded by stressing that his country’s justice system was “independent”, according to local media.
Tuesday, the day after the publication of their statement, The ambassadors of these ten countries were invited by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu., Who considered ” UnacceptableHis appeal to Usman Guard.
Diplomats considered to be ” The persistent delay in its implementation (…) casts a shadow over democracy, the rule of law and the transparency of Turkish justice”.
Guard OsmanThe 64-year-old man, a key figure in civil society, has been accused by President Erdogan’s regime since 2013 of plotting to destabilize Turkey.
“Maintain the fiction of a conspiracy”
In December 2019, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered his immediate release, to no avail.
Beginning of October, Istanbul court ordered Kawala’s detention extended, a wealthy businessman born in Paris, affirms that “there are no new elements to free him”.
Kawala is in the crosshairs of the authorities for supporting the anti-government protests against Erdogan in 2013., When the current president was prime minister. He was then charged with attempted coup d’état and espionage..
The businessman who always denies the charges against him, Was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is scheduled to appear in court again on November 26.
In an interview AFP, Osman Kawala considered last week, with his arrest, the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan his ” Conspiracy theories”.
« For me, the real reason I have been detained for so long is the need for the government to cultivate the myth of a conspiracy.“He announced through his lawyer, from his cell.
“I have been accused of having participated in a conspiracy organized by foreign powers. Freeing myself would weaken this myth, which the government certainly does not want“, He explained.
The Council of Europe, of which Turkey is a member, In September, the Turkish government threatened sanctions in the case.
If the Turkish judge does not release the businessman sooner, the sanctions could be adopted at the next council meeting from November 30 to December 2.
(With information from AFP)