Turkey's Chief of Staff demands Gulen’s extradition from US

Türkiye Materials 27 July 2016 22:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27


Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar has demanded Fethullah Gulen’s extradition from USA during phone conversation with his American colleague July 27, Haber 7 reported.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

President Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in the country on July 20.