Human Rights

Turkish Justice Minister urges US to hand over Gulen

ANKARA, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul urged on Friday the United States to hand over extradited Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The Minister sent a letter to newly appointed US Attorney General William Barr, demanding extradition of the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey considers a mastermind of the 2016 coup attempt, Turkish Justice Ministry said in a statement.

Moreover, the Minister has assured that his country is looking forward to bring back Gulen, stressing both sides should co-operate to fight terrorism. Although, he mentioned that The Turkish authorities had repeatedly sent extradition requests to Washington which refused to hand him over.

Source: Kuwait News Agency