As informs Agency Reuters referring to television channel CNN Turk, the General Prosecutor’s office of Istanbul sent a letter to the US authorities with a request to arrest of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government accuses of organizing the coup attempt in mid-July.
The document was handed to the Americans by the Ministry of justice of Turkey. It contains 10 different accusations against gülen.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said that Turkey will achieve the unconditional extradition of Gulen. According to him, this is a necessary condition to improve us-Turkish relations.
The head of the government pointed out that the U.S. position on the question of extradition of the preacher “improved,” but did not specify what he meant.
“Sooner or later the United States will have to make a choice: either Turkey or FETO (the Gulen organization). Or planning coups terrorist FETO, or a democratic Turkey. The choice has to be made,” said August 11 the President of the country Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry previously said that there is “a formal process for handling requests for extradition” and that Turkey “needs to send the evidence, and not statements.”