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Erdogan orders removal of 10 ambassadors, including US envoy

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys include the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara. They had issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala. He’s a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. Erdogan made the announcement Saturday during a rally in the western city of Eskisehir. The other countries are Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and New Zealand.

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