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President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renounced the threats to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western countries due to their respective countries’ support to Osman Kavala, providing the opportunity to mitigate the potential diplomatic crisis, AP reports.

“We believe these ambassadors, who fulfilled their obligations provided for by Article 41 of the Vienna Convention, will be more careful when making statements from now on,” Erdogan said in a televised address after the nearly three-hour government session in Ankara.

Last week, ambassadors, including the Ambassadors of the United States, Germany and France, called for the release of Osman Kavala, who has been in a Turkish prison for four years as he waits for his trial which many say is groundless. The Ambassadors of The Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and New Zealand have also joined the call.

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