Turkey asks Norway’s ambassador for explanation of statement on regime critic Osman Kavala

Recep Tayyip ErdoganPhoto: AP Photo / Francisco Seco
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Turkey is asking ambassadors from Norway and other countries to explain themselves after demanding that the imprisoned regime critic Osman Kavala be released.

Several embassies in Turkey, including the Norwegian one, issued a statement on Monday demanding that Kavala be released, the pro-regime newspaper Daily Sabah writes.

Kavala, a businessman, was jailed four years ago for his alleged role in the 2013 demonstrations and riots in Gezi Park.

The state news agency Anadolu reports that Turkey is calling the ambassadors from the countries behind the statement to explain themselves in person.

“All diplomatic missions are committed to respecting our country’s sovereignty and independence and to refraining themselves from interfering in internal affairs,” a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s party told the newspaper.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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