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Justice minister condemns countries 'interfering in Turkey’s Kavala ruling'

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ reacted on April 26 against the statements from abroad regarding a local court's ruling on businessman Osman Kavala decision, stressing that other countries have no right to interfere in Turkey's internal affairs.

"Let them mind their own business. It is not for the U.S. or Germany to interfere in Turkey's internal affairs," Bozdağ told reporters.

Having strong navy not choice but essential for Turkey: Erdoğan

The Turkish Navy and the Coast Guard have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing that the government's efforts to turn the Turkish Naval Forces into the strongest fleet of the world will continue uninterruptedly.

Israeli couple released from detention in Turkey

An Israeli couple has been released by Turkey after being detained on suspicion of espionage, according to a joint statement by Israel's prime minister and foreign minister on Nov. 17. 

Mordi and Natalie Oknin are on their way to Israel, according to the statement, which also expressed gratitude to the president and government of Turkey.

Envoys who backed Kavala to be made ’non grata’: President Erdoğan

The Turkish president said on Oct. 23 that he instructed the foreign minister to declare 10 ambassadors persona non grata over their statement on the ongoing case of businessman Osman Kavala.

The envoys who called for Kavala's release "should either understand Turkey or they should leave," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a ceremony in the central Eskişehir province.

Turkey Summons Western Diplomats for Urging Release of Philanthropist

The ambassadors of the United States, Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden were arrived at the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday morning after issuing a joint statement calling for the release of philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala.