…Turkish, Bolivia, Cuba kick
The United State president, Donald Trump has recognises the opposition leader, Juan Guaido who declares himself interim president, while his Turkey counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan kicks, maintaining Maduro remains president, THE INFORMANT247 gathered.
Venezuela was plunges further into crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro’s presidency.
Just hours after the US backed the opposition leader, Maduro declares he is breaking relations with the US and gives its diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela.
The US State Department however says Maduro has no authority to cut diplomatic relations with Washington.
“The United States does not recognise the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela,”
It says in a statement.
“Accordingly the United States does not consider former president Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata.”
Erdogan expresses solidarity with Maduro
Following Washington’s move, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expresses solidarity with Maduro.
“Maduro brother, stand tall, Turkey stands with you, Erdogan tells President Nicolas Maduro by telephone,” Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin writes on Twitter.
Kalin also shares the #WeAreMADURO hashtag to show solidarity.
Salihu Ayatullahi is the Editor-in-Chief, THE INFORMANT247. He Covers General and International News