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Turkey's president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared 'persona non grata' for backing jailed

Source: CNN

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the U.S., France, and Germany, be declared "persona non grata" after calling for the release of jailed Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala.

Persona non grata literally means "an unwelcome person."

"I gave the necessary instructions to our minister of foreign affairs," Erdogan said in a speech Saturday. "I told him what to do. I said that you will deal with these 10 ambassadors being declared persona non grata as soon as possible."

The Turkish president added the ambassadors should leave the country if they do not understand Turkey.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/world/turkey-erdogan-ambassadors-persona-non-grata-osman-kavala/index.html



I think that the U.S., France, and Germany would do well to not sticking their nose in Turkey's affairs. They can sign onto a UN useless resolution, with the same effect.

Edit for typo.

US delegation meets with Taliban representatives in Doha

Source: CNN

A US delegation was set to meet with "senior Taliban representatives from Kabul" in Doha, Qatar, this weekend, a State Department official said ahead of the meeting -- the first such gathering since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August.

"This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of US vital national interest," the official told CNN.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters on Saturday, "We had a detailed discussion with the American delegation in Doha, and this discussion with continue all day today and into tomorrow as well."

"During this meeting, discussions were made about the humanitarian assistance as well and this discussion will continue," Mujahid said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/politics/us-taliban-doha-meetings/index.html
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