Erdogan calls on US not to delay cleric’s return

August 20, 2016
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that his American colleague will not delay the return to Turkey cleric Gulen. Turkish leader called on the United States not to delay the cleric’s extradition, otherwise, it could be not good for the Turkish-American relationship. of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating last month’s violent coup attempt.

The U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen became the subject of communication between two Presidents, Turkey and USA. Erdogan insists on the immediate extradition of this cleric but U.S. is not hurry to send him out. Fetullah Gulen, according to Erdogan is a person, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating July’s violent coup attempt.

Erdogan reminded on Thursday in his statement that Turkey and the USA were strategic partners, that is why America should “not make things hard for its strategic partner.”

Turkey accuses Gulen’s movement a terror organization and wants him returned to the country to face trial. In its turn, Washington said is sees no evidence of the cleric’s involvement in the coup attempt, consequently, is not going to extradite Gulen. On what Erdogan said:

“When you asked for the return of a terrorist, we did not ask for documentation… Let us put him on trial.”

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