Biden to visit Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 13
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
The US Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey, Haberturk newspaper quoted Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying Aug. 13.
However, the visit’s date was not reported.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the US Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to visit Turkey on Aug. 24.
Previously, Turkish authorities sent two requests to the US for extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organizing the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey.
An Istanbul court ordered on Aug. 4 to arrest Fethullah Gulen.
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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