10/23/2021, 4:14 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Turkey declares US envoy 'persona non grata'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he has ordered Ankara's foreign ministry to declare ambassadors of 10 countries, including the United States, personae non gratae.

The envoys were previously summoned by the ministry over their calls for the release of Osman Kavala, who was arrested in 2017 over his alleged role in protests that took place in 2013.

Ambassadors from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand called for a "fair and timely" resolution to Kavala's trial.

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