SMKN 1 SLAHUNG – US Justice Department is evaluating 85 new documents sent to urge the Turkish government cleric Fethullah Gulen extradition.
Gulen has lived in Pennsylvania, USA since 1999, and is suspected to be the mastermind behind the failed military coup in mid July 2016.
“The Turkish authorities have sent some documents. Currently we are processing these documents,” said a spokesman for the US State Department, Mark Toner, reported byReuterson Friday, August 5, 2016.
Because WikiLeaks, Turkish PM Threatens USThe US Justice Department is the lead agency is examining whether the documents sent by the Government of Turkey has qualified a formal extradition request to Gulen.
Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, has warned that relations with the US would be disrupted if the extradition Gulen failed to take place.
Turkey’s response to the threat, Toner reiterated that Ankara should provide clear evidence of the involvement of Gulen in a military coup before the extradition was approved.
Meanwhile, Gulen himself has denied as brain planner military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.He even condemned the takeover attempt.
Moreover, Erdogan accused the West is not serious about combating global terrorism.
Not only that, Erdogan also pointed out that a number of Western countries support the coup attempt failed.
“The West is supporting terrorism, and unfortunately, they also provide support to the side that staged a coup in July last,” he said.
Erdogan also complained about the lack of solidarity of leaders of the world, particularly Europe against Turkey.Because, postcoup none of European leaders who paid a visit to Turkey.