Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given up expelling the ten Western ambassadors threatened because of their support for opponent Osman Kavala, he announced on Monday, saying that diplomats in Turkey had "backed down" and that 'they "will be more careful in the future".

"Our intention was not to create a crisis", continued Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but to protect the sovereign rights of Turkey, he added.

In a statement released on Saturday evening, Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States called for a "just settlement. and quick of the affair ”Osman Kavala, a Turkish businessman and patron who has become one of the regime's pet peeves, has been imprisoned for four years without trial.

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