Erdogan says Turkey is set to banish 10 Western ambassadors – Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Kavala has been in prison since late 2017 He denies charges of role in failed coup and mass protests Rights groups say case emblematic of crackdown in Turkey ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has been in prison for four years, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013…

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Turkey to banish 10 Western ambassadors, Erdogan says – Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges. In a joint statement on Oct. 18, the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands,…

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Turkey to banish 10 Western ambassadors, Erdogan says – Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup. He denies the charges. In a joint statement on Oct. 18, the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands,…

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Russian, Chinese warships hold first joint patrols in the Pacific – Reuters

MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific ocean on October 17-23, Russia’s defence ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Moscow and Beijing, which staged naval cooperation drills in the Sea of Japan earlier in October, have cultivated closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years at a time when their relations with the West have soured. read more A group of naval vessels from Russia and China conduct a joint maritime military patrol in the…

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Russian, Chinese warships hold first joint patrols in the Pacific – Reuters

MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific ocean on October 17-23, Russia’s defence ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Moscow and Beijing, which staged naval cooperation drills in the Sea of Japan earlier in October, have cultivated closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years at a time when their relations with the West have soured. read more A group of naval vessels from Russia and China conduct a joint maritime military patrol in the…

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Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns – Reuters

Farzana, 30, holds her one-year-old baby, Omar, at the malnutrition ward for infants of Indira Gandhi Children’s hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan October 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its…

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Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns – Reuters

Farzana, 30, holds her one-year-old baby, Omar, at the malnutrition ward for infants of Indira Gandhi Children’s hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan October 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its…

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Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns – Yahoo News

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. “My concern is that the country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought,” Per Olsson…

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Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns – Yahoo News

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. “My concern is that the country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought,” Per Olsson…

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More clashes as banned TLP continues protest in Pakistan – Al Jazeera English

The group said five supporters died in the clashes while at least two police officials were also killed. Thousands of supporters of the banned far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) have departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second straight day with police who lobbed tear gas shells into the crowd, a party spokesman and witnesses said. The group said on Saturday that five of its supporters have died in the clashes while at least two police officials were also killed. “Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan lost two people Friday night and…

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