Turkey - Q&A - (25 Oct. 2021)


Q: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Saturday that he had ordered the expulsion “as quickly as possible” of 10 ambassadors, including the ambassador of France, who had called for the release of opposition figure Osman Kavala. Has the Quai d’Orsay been officially notified of this decision? How is France responding to this unusual measure?

A: The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has received no official information from the Turkish authorities on this subject.