FETO leader's US extradition talks can start in Feb.

Once Trump administration is in office, talks on extremist leader's extradition can take place, says senior parliamentarian

FETO leader's US extradition talks can start in Feb.

World Bulletin / News Desk

A prominent Turkish deputy said Thursday that as of next February, with the new Trump administration in place, Turkey can discuss the extradition of terrorist leader Fetullah Gulen from the U.S.

Taha Ozhan, the head of parliament’s External Affairs Commission, stated that while Turkey should continue to voice its expectations about Gulen's extradition for now, discussions can begin in earnest after around Jan. 20, when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.

About Trump’s surprise win, Ozhan said, "Electing the U.S. president is an important event for Turkish-U.S. relations as well."

He added, "Talks on this issue [extradition] can be done once it’s February. At this stage this expectation has to be voiced but the U.S. government transition has to go through. Because Trump is [now] president-elect. After Trump assumes his duties, this file [on Gulen] should certainly be sent to him".

Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, the Fethullah Terror Organization (FETO) is accused of orchestrating Turkey’s July 15 coup plot as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

The July 15 defeated coup left 246 people martyred and some 2,194 injured.


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