The United States spoke on Monday via the spokesperson for American diplomacy.
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A welcome back-pedaling. The United States “took note” Monday, October 25 of the “clarification” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gave up expelling ten Western ambassadors including that of Washington, but promised to “continue to promote the rule of law ” in Turkey.
“We remain firm in our commitment to promote the rule of law, promote respect for human rights,” said US diplomacy spokesman Ned Price. The Turkish president announced on Saturday that he had ordered the expulsion of ten ambassadors, including those of the United States, France and Germany.
In question, their joint declaration of October 18 calling for the release of the patron and businessman Osman Kavala, imprisoned for four years without having been tried.
“They retreated”, welcomes Recep Tayyip Erdogan
On Monday, the ten embassies concerned had published brief updates, claiming to have acted “in accordance with the Vienna Convention and its article 41” which frames diplomatic relations and prohibits any interference in the internal affairs of the host country. “They retreated,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, renouncing these expulsions.
Ned Price assured that Monday’s update was only intended to clarify that the October 18 declaration was “in accordance with Article 41 of the Vienna Convention”, refusing to go back on its content.
Washington “wants to cooperate with Turkey on common priorities and, as with all our NATO allies, we will continue to dialogue to discuss any disagreement,” he added.
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