Turkey Says Rising Anti-Americanism Can Be Calmed By Gulen Extradition

August 9, 2016 1:46 PM

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Turkey Says Rising Anti-Americanism Can Be Calmed By Gulen Extradition

Anti-American sentiment among Turks is on the rise and can only be calmed by the United States extraditing the Muslim cleric Ankara accuses of orchestrating last month’s failed coup, Turkey’s justice minister said on Tuesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania since 1999, and his followers for the July 15 coup, in which more than 240 people were killed and nearly 2,200 wounded.

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