The Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag paid a working visit to the US to meet with the US counterpart Loretta Lynch in Washington.
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the extradition of the leader of the terrorist organization FETÖ, standing behind the failed coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey, and providing new evidence of Gülen involvement into the coup.
At a press conference which followed the talks, Bozdag said that the evidence provided by the Turkey is enough to extradite Gulen to the Republic, but the final decision rests with the judicial authorities of the United States:
“We provided another set of documents with sufficient evidence proving the guilt of Gülen. Of course, there exists a specific legal process. We outlined our expectations on this process to the American side,” the Turkish minister said.
Moreover, Bozdag said that according to the Turkish intelligence, a possible attempt of Gulen to escape from the US to other countries should not be excluded.
The night of July 15 – 16, an attempted military coup was committed in Turkey. The coup was plotted and organized by Fethullah Gülen, who currently lives in Pennsylvania (USA). Turkey asked the United States to extradite Fetullaha Gulen and lodged evidence proving FETÖ’s involvement in the coup.