10/25/2021, 5:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Erdogan 'welcomes' statements from Western embassies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "welcomed" statements from several Western embassies in which they announced their compliance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the Turkish media reported on Monday.

The statements were made on Twitter by the embassies of the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland - eight out of the ten countries whose envoys were recently expelled from Turkey. The embassies of Germany and France did not comment on the matter.

All of the embassies claimed to have acted in compliance with Article 41 of the Convention, which grants consular officers and their personal freedoms protections in case of conflict with the host country.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / TT