Turkey: view expression not cause for interference in nations' affairs

Date: 10/08/2018     Time: 11:15 PM

Turkey on Friday blasted Canada for "interference" in Saudi Arabia's internal affairs. "It is natural for countries to express views and thoughts on various issues," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a phone conversation with his opposite Saudi number, Adel Al-Jubair. "However, this should not be in the form of interference in other countries' internal affairs," added Cavusoglu without naming Canada. Saudi Arabia had suspended diplomatic ties and new trade dealings with Canada in response to Ottawa's call for the release of whom it called "women's rights activists" in the kingdom.