Turkey, US to discuss Gulen’s extradition
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The issue of Fethullah Gulen’s extradition will be discussed today, on Aug. 22, during a visit of the delegation of the US Department of Justice to Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
He also said that this issue will be discussed during the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Turkey.
Turkish media outlets earlier reported that Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey is expected before September 2016.
An Istanbul court ordered on Aug. 4 to arrest Fethullah Gulen. He is accused in 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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