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Denial to extradite Gulen can affect Turkey-US relations, - Turkey Foreign Ministry
18:09, 20 July 2016
Denial to extradite Gulen can affect Turkey-US relations, - Turkey Foreign Ministry

Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said US refusal to extradite opposition leader Fethullah Gülen may have negative impact on Turkish-American relations

18:09, 20 July 2016

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US refusal to extradite Turkish opposition leader Fethullah Gülen may negatively affect Turkish-American relations. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu stated this in an interview, liga.net reports.

"The US must understand the feelings of 80 million Turkish citizens. Therefore, if the US does not take action - and this is not a threat - it is inevitable that this will affect the relations between the two states. Can you imagine that the worst terrorist in Turkey lived in the United States and made the Turkish nation a target to military coups? It is unacceptable for us", said the Turkish minister.

He also stressed that the US does not need the evidence alleged terrorist activity of Gülen, but will receive it from the Turkish side.

"The US is well aware that he was behind that attack and directed it", said the Minister.

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