Turkey will increase pressure on a possible new US administration to extradite the preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is in opposition to official Ankara, vice-president of the republic Fuat Oktay told Kanal 7 TV channel.
He noted that with a possible change in the American administration, priorities on the part of Turkey will not change, and the communication channels “will work in the same way.”
“We had an attempted coup. The one who organized this is in the United States. There is nothing more natural than asking for his extradition. This process will continue with the new leadership of the country. We will increase our pressure on this issue.”
In the summer of 2016, an attempted military coup took place in Turkey. The rebels took control of several important infrastructure facilities, and also tried to storm international airports. As a result, the coup failed, with tens of thousands of people fired, suspended from government or military service, or arrested.