Kerry: US would weigh Gulen extradition request

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US would consider a request for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Islamic cleric based in Pennsylvania, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for the coup.

Speaking in Luxembourg, Kerry said the US invites the Turkish government, "as we always do, to present us with any legitimate evidence that ... withstands scrutiny, and the United States will accept that and look at it and make judgments about it appropriately."

He said the US had not yet received a formal request in regard to Gulen.

Last update: Sun, 17/07/2016 - 00:12
Author: 

More from World

Four die of the plague in Madagascar

Four people have died from the plague in Madagascar, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Top NATO officer: 150 Turkish officers recalled, retired after coup

About 150 Turkish officers, some responsible for training others, were recalled or retired from NATO high command in...

Erdogan says era of trade in local currencies set to begin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed up his ambitions for the lira Wednesday, saying the era of local...

West demands a ceasefire in Aleppo as Russia seeks rebel surrender

Six Western powers demanded Wednesday an "immediate ceasefire" to bring aid into rebel-held Aleppo, warning "a...

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine named US president-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a pick that its editor called a...