US must make choice between Turkey, Gulen – deputy prime minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The US must make a choice between Turkey and Fethullah Gulen, said Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, TRT Haber news channel reported Aug. 8.
Ankara hopes that the issue of Fethullah Gulen’s extradition will be solved in the near future, said Kurtulmus.
Istanbul court adopted a decision on Aug. 4 to arrest Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is accused of organizing the military coup attempt in Turkey.
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.
Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.
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