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Erdogan Formally Submits Paperwork To White House For The Extradition of Fetullah Gulen

FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, sits at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa. A lawyer for the Turkish government, Robert Amsterdam, said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the Friday, July 15, 2016, coup attempt of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Selahattin Sevi, File)

Erdogan continues to make radical moves after the failed Turkish coup…and those moves are now zeroing in on his arch enemy residing in the US, Fetullah Gulen.

Erdogan has pinned the entire coup on Gulen, a political and religious figure currently living in Pennsylvania.

The failed coup that unfolded in Istanbul and Ankara left nearly 300 people dead and more than 1,400 people injured.

Sputnik News breaks the story

The Turkish government has formally submitted the paperwork seeking the extradition of Fetullah Gulen.

According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Ankara filed the required materials with the US government in electronic form and that officials are reviewing the request.

The request followed a discussion between US President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan on Tuesday, in which Obama offered his assistance to Erdogan in investigation the coup, but urged the Turkish leader to lighten its stance against opposition figures.


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