Turkey: US Shouldn't 'Sacrifice' Alliance Over Muslim Cleric

August 9, 2016 8:03 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's justice minister said Tuesday the United States would be sacrificing its alliance with Turkey to "a terrorist" if it were to refuse to extradite a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom the government says is behind the July 15 failed coup.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag also told the state-run Anadolu Agency that anti-American sentiment in Turkey was reaching "its peak" over the issue of cleric Fethullah Gulen's return and risked turning into hatred.

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