Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares 10 Western ambassadors unwelcome

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares 10 Western ambassadors unwelcome

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared Saturday ambassadors from 10 western diplomats “persona non grata.” File Photo by Eduardo Munoz/UPI | License Photo Oct. 23 (UPI) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that 10 ambassadors from Western countries were not welcome in the country after calls to release Turkish political prisoner Osman Kavala.…

Uganda: Environment Watchdogs Slam Arrest of Ugandan Activists Protesting Total Oil Project

Uganda: Environment Watchdogs Slam Arrest of Ugandan Activists Protesting Total Oil Project

Environmental watchdogs Saturday condemned the arrest of six Ugandan rights campaigners as a coordinated effort to silence critics of a contested energy project involving French oil giant Total. The activists from AFIEGO, the country’s highest-profile environmental defenders group, were detained without charge at a police station outside Kampala on Friday, the organisation said in a…