Interview zur Entscheidung des türkischen Präsidenten, Botschafter wegen Unterstützung von Osman Kavala auszuweisen
Turkish President Erdoğan's decision to declare 10 ambassadors "persona non grata" is baseless and an attempt to divert attention from actual urgent issues in Turkey. I think we can only speculate about the motives of the President Erdogan, but I think it is important to see the economic situation in the country, which is very critical and also to see the domestic situation also politically, Mr. Erdogan's relationship with the smaller party MHP who is also in the government and is driving a more nationalist agenda. So we have this combination of various issues, but I don't think that this is a position that will advance our bilateral relationship. And this is very unfortunate.