President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Announced this Saturday, the ambassadors of ten countries, including the United States, Germany and France, they asked the opposition Osman Guard Released, they will be notified “That person will not give thanks as soon as possible”.
“I ordered our foreign minister Get ready as soon as possible to declare these ten ambassadors a personalityless cradle“During a visit to central Turkey, the Turkish leader said he did not specify a date.
48 hours ago he threatened the diplomats to leave the country. “I told our foreign minister They cannot be held in our countryErdogan confirmed this, according to reports released this Thursday by various Turkish media outlets.
Ambassadors from the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden issued a joint statement on Monday night.Fair and immediate settlement of the case” Osman Guard, Turkish publisher and philanthropist, he has become the black beast of government. He has been in jail for four years without trial.
“Is it your job to teach Turkey a lesson? who are you?“, The Turkish president responded, underlining that his country’s justice is” independent, “local media reported.
On Tuesday, the day after they released their statement, The ambassadors of these ten countries were invited by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut CavusogluWho considered “UnacceptableHis request for Osman Guard.
Diplomats considered “The continued delay in its implementation (…) pays homage to democracy, the rule of law and the transparency of the Turkish justice system.”.
Osman GuardThe 64-year-old, a key figure in civil society, has been accused of plotting to overthrow Turkey since 2013 under President Erdogan’s regime.
“Keep the Imagination of a Conspiracy”
In December 2019, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered his immediate release, to no avail.
In early October, An Istanbul court has ordered the detention of a guard, A wealthy businessman born in Paris, saying “there are no new elements to free him”.
He is at the crossroads of the police for supporting anti-government protests against Erdogan in 2013When the current president was prime minister. He was later charged with attempted conspiracy and espionage..
The businessman who always denies the allegations against him, Subject to life imprisonment. He is scheduled to appear in court again on November 26.
In an interview with AFP, Osman Kawala considered last week that with his arrest, the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan could justify it. “Plots”.
“For me, the real reason for my long detention is the need for the government to maintain the myths of a conspiracy.“He announced from his cell through his lawyer.
“Because I was accused of participating in a conspiracy organized by foreign powers. Releasing me would weaken that myth that it is definitely not what the government wants“, He explained.
The Council of Europe, of which Turkey is a member, In September, the Turkish government threatened to impose sanctions on the case.
From November 30 to December 2, these sanctions may be adopted at the next council meeting, unless the Turkish judge has already released the businessman.
(With information from AFP)
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