Turkey reiterates demand for extradition of FETÖ leader

Turkey reiterates demand for extradition of FETÖ leader

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey reiterates demand for extradition of FETÖ leader

In a statement, the Turkish Justice Ministry said that Gül stressed the importance of extradition of U.S.-based Gülen and other members of FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup bid in Turkey.

Turkish minister conveyed his message to William Barr to deepen investigations to reveal the “real face” of FETÖ.

FETÖ and its leader Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 which left 251 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.

According to Turkish officials, Ankara has requested Gülen's extradition from the U.S. several times.

Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, including the military, police and the judiciary.     

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