Osman Kavala

Turkey’s Erdogan Drops Threat to Expel Western Diplomats

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, December 2019 Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN.

"With the new statement made by the same embassies today, a step back was taken from this slander against our country and our nation. I believe these ambassadors … will be more careful in their statements regarding Turkey's sovereign rights," Erdogan said.