Turkey wants to extradite Gulen because of couppoging

Turkey wants to extradite Gulen because of couppoging

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Turkey has the United States asked for Fethullah Gülen to deliver because of the failed couppoging.

Earlier asked Turkey to extradite Gulen, but that was not formally because of the coup. Now that event is the reason for the uitleveringsverzoek.

The government in Ankara considers the islamic scholar as the mastermind behind the failed couppoging of July 15.

The 75-year-old Gulen has been living since 1999, when in exile in the U.s. state of Pennsylvania.

The Turkish president Erdogan made the case recently during the meeting of the G20 in China, discussed with his American counterpart Obama. The president of the united states and Erdogan on that occasion given to understand that the Americans about the matter to decide on a purely legal basis, not on a political one.

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