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Turkey declares Norway’s ambassador persona non grata – NRK Urix – Foreign News & Documentaries

– We have not received any information from the Turkish authorities about this, and our ambassador has not done anything with grounds for deportation, says Matthias Rongvid, Communications Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at NRK.

– He says that our view of human rights is known to Turkey.

Countries apply to Norway, USA, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden.

– I have asked our foreign minister to announce these ten ambassadors «Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a person was persona non grata “as soon as possible”.

Expert: – He can leave NATO

The term is one of the most powerful terms one could use before a boycott and war, according to the head of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Iver B. Neumann.

When you declare a person or ambassador persona non grata, you express strong dissatisfaction with the country they represent. Newman explains that this is unheard of.

President of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Ever B. Neumann.

Photo: Fridtjof Nansen Institute

It is believed to be a warning of political change in our part of the world.

– This brings Turkey closer to Russia and possibly China. It could be a big shift. The next logical step, Neumann says, is Turkey’s exit from NATO.

But so far no release date has been set, according to Reuters.

Four years in prison

The background is that ten countries, including seven ambassadors from NATO countries, have called for an end to the Kavala affair.

Paris-born activist Osman Kavala, 64, has become a symbol of Erdogan’s growing intolerance of his critics.

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Usman Kavala

Turkish activist Osman Kavala has been imprisoned for four years. 10 countries will end it.

Photo: Publication/AFP

In 2017, he was imprisoned for his alleged role in the demonstrations and uprising in Gezi Park in Istanbul four years earlier.

“They should know and understand Turkey,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“They should leave on the day they no longer know Turkey,” Erdogan said of the ambassadors on Saturday.

The State Department has not yet been notified of this, as they informed NRK.