Turkey to watch US view to Gülen’s extradition: PM Yıldırım
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Nov. 10 that Turkey will take steps in accordance with U.S. steps regarding extradition of Fethullah Gülen, accused of masterminding last year’s failed coup attempt.
“We told the U.S. what was needed and what our expectation is on the extradition issue.” Yıldırım said.
The premier said the U.S. was aware of Turkey’s sensitivity about Gülen’s extradition.
“We will see after that and take steps accordingly. Our aim is not to tense the relations more, instead, we want to improve the [bilateral] relations,” he said.
Describing his White House meeting with the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as “very fruitful,” Yıldırım said, “We have decided to improve our relations further.”
Yıldırım, on his first U.S. trip as Turkish premier, was on the last day of a four-day visit to America, during which he visited Vice President Mike Pence at the White House, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
At the UN, Yıldırım said, “We mainly discussed the situation in Rakhine, UN’s playing more active role there, ending the war in Syria and finding permanent solution through a more active role of UN in Geneva talks".