Turkey expects Trump administration to extradite Gulen
Turkey is confident that its relations with the United States will improve significantly under President-elect Donald Trump and expects extradition of Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
At the top of Turkey’s list of issues, he said in an interview, are its request for US extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric charged with orchestrating last summer’s coup attempt, and US dependence on and support for Syrian Kurdish fighters that Turkey considers terrorists, the Washington Post reports.
“I am confident that there is definitely a better understanding” of both concerns by Trump, said Cavusoglu, who came for the inauguration and met this week with Michael T. Flynn, the president-elect’s designated national security adviser. “We need to rebuild mutual trust,” he said, noting that “anti-Americanism is on the rise in Turkey.”