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Statement by Sergey LAGODINSKY (Greens/EFA, DE), Chair of the EP-Turkey delegation, on the decision of Turkish President to expel western ambassadors after the support to Osman Kavala

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Statement by Sergey LAGODINSKY (Greens/EFA, DE), Chair of the EP-Turkey delegation following the announcement that ten ambassadors have been expelled from Turkey. It happens after that representatives from the US, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and New Zealand issued a joint statement earlier this week demanding the urgent release of osman Kavala a prominent businessman and philanthropist who has been held in pre-trial detention for more than four years on charges related to the 2013 Gezi park protests and the 2016 coup attempt.

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