FM: US refusal to extradite Gulen disappoints Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Non-fulfillment of Ankara’s demand for extradition of Fethullah Gulen by US authorities disappoints Turkey, said Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
“Although the relations between Ankara and Washington continue, Turkey is waiting for Gulen’s extradition,” he told CNN International.
Cavusoglu pointed out that Turkey has provided all the evidence confirming Gulen’s involvement 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.
He also declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.
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