FBI targeting FETÖ in the US: Turkish FM
The FBI has launched nationwide operations against FETÖ, the group that is widely believed to be behind the 2016 defeated coup, said Turkey’s foreign minister on Dec. 17.
"There is a serious investigation into FETÖ launched by the FBI in 15 states," said Çavuşoğlu while addressing lawmakers in parliament.
"Moreover, arrests started in some states, including New Jersey," he added, noting that the FBI "started to see the true nature of FETÖ."
Çavuşoğlu said that during the recent G20 summit in Argentina, U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that they are working to extradite FETÖ leader Fethullah Gülen to Turkey from his longtime U.S. residence in the state of Pennsylvania.
“While meeting with President Erdoğan at the G20, the president did not commit to extradite Fethullah Gülen,” said a White House official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity on Dec. 17.
Turkey has long complained of U.S. inaction in failing to extradite Gülen.