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Turkish government: Trump wants to extradite Gulen

U.S. President Donald Trump has promised the Turkish government that the extradition of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. Turkish media quoted on Sunday, foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the outside with the statement that Trump had this to say during the G20 summit in Argentina. Turkey's Gülen for the coup attempt in the summer of 2016, and responsible.

Gülen for a long time lives in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The theme is a Central conflict between the United States and Turkey. Rumors about a possible extradition of the preacher had already appeared in mid-November. US media had reported that the White house in the case of different authorities for information on legal options have moved in, Gulen out of the country to get. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of state had denied this at the time. Compared to journalists, Trump had said he saw no reason for an extradition of gülen's.

218'000 people arrested

Since the coup attempt of July 2016 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Turkish government against alleged members of the Gülen movement hard. The judiciary and the media, meanwhile, is largely tame compared to the state.

According to official Figures from mid-November have since been arrested for alleged Links to the coup leaders around 218 000 people. 16'684 of the persons Concerned were sentenced accordingly. 14'750 were still in detention. More than 140'000 people have been dismissed from the state service. The international sharply criticized the measures also meet academics, human rights activists and journalists.

(nlu/Reuters/sda)

Created: 16.12.2018, 13:12 PM

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