Turkey demands Fethullah Gulen’s extradition from United States

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Published on: 19 July 2016 11:31 PM GMT
Turkey demands Fethullah Gulen’s extradition from United States
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Ankara: Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim on Tuesday confirmed that the country had sent an official request to the United States (US) for the extradition of Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, a suspect linked to last week’s coup attempt.

“Four dossiers have been sent to US for the cleric’s extradition,” said the Turkish PM during the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) meeting at the parliament in the national capital.

Other highlights:

  • Josh Earnest – the White House spokesman – said the dossiers would be reviewed by the State and Justice Departments.
  • Denying all allegations against him, Gulen said he was not involved in the coup attempt anyhow.
  • The 75-year-old preacher also said he would have definitely tried to stop the coup had he known about it.

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