US delegation to mull Gulen’s extradition to Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
A delegation of the US Department of Justice will visit Turkey Aug. 22 to discuss Fethullah Gulen’s extradition, Sabah newspaper quoted Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying Aug. 12.
“The US must not support Fethullah Gulen, who is the head of a terrorist organization,” said Bozdag.
The minister noted that the US shouldn’t sacrifice its relations with Turkey for sake of Gulen.
An Istanbul court ordered Aug. 4 to arrest Fethullah Gulen, who 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 had said 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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