Turkey's President Erdogan warned on the 23rd that ambassadors from 10 countries, including Europe and the United States, will be deported.
Tensions are suddenly rising ahead of the G20 summit = the summit of 20 major countries, in the form of a fierce opposition to a joint statement by countries calling for the release of a detained Turkish businessman.
In a speech on the 23rd, Turkish President Erdogan instructed the foreign minister to declare the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the United States and France, stationed in Turkey as "persona non grata" = an unfavorable person. This is an honor. It's Turkey. If you don't understand it, you have to leave. "
On the 18th of this month, embassies of 10 countries issued a joint statement about Turkish businessman Othman Kawara, who has been detained for four years for supporting an attempted coup d'etat. It casts a shadow over democracy and respect for the rule of law. "
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the ambassadors to protest, but President Erdogan also rebelled against the joint statement.
At the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, on the 30th and 31st of this month, President Erdogan has announced that he will meet with US President Joe Biden, and the turmoil just before that has suddenly increased tensions.Keywords: erdogan, ambassadors, countries, turkey, united states, president, nhk, honor, europe, businessman, statement, custody, tensions, foreign minister, summit