Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish Parliament has sent a letter of an official appeal to US President Donald Trump, Turkish media reported May 16.
The appeal reads that Washington must take into account Turkey’s concern regarding Fethullah Gulen, the leader of FETO (Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization), and immediately extradite him to Turkey.
The US shouldn’t sacrifice relations with Turkey for the sake of Gulen, according to the appeal.
The Turkish authorities accuse Fethullah Gulen of involvement in an attempted military coup in Turkey.
On July 15 evening, 2016, 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.
The death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at over 250 people, and more than 2,000 people got injured.
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