On Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hammered the U.S. for its response to a fizzled military upset endeavor two weeks back, blaming the nation for harboring the man he says is in charge of the brutality.
Erdogan said, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency “Instead of thanking this government for thwarting this coup attempt, and for (maintaining) democracy, you are standing by the (plotters),”
Turkey keeps on requesting the U.S. remove Fethullah Gülen, a priest living in a state of banishment in Pennsylvania whom it blames for being behind the overthrow endeavor July 15 that left no less than 290 individuals dead.
Erdogan said “The putschist (Gülen) is already in your country, you are looking after him. This is a known fact, You can never deceive my people. My people know who is involved in this plot, and who is the mastermind. With such statements, you are just revealing yourself. Turkey will not be duped.”
Serdar Kilic, Ambassador of Turkey to Washington said a week ago that his nation will acknowledge a U.S. offer to work with the State and Justice divisions on a surrender demand for the Turkish religious leader.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Turkey must give confirmation of Gülen’s association to a U.S. judge to consider any handover demand. Office representative Elizabeth Trudeau said the deportation is “a very legal technical process.”
On Wednesday, Andalou reported that Turkey requested the shutdown of scores of media outlets, including three news organizations, 16 TV stations and 45 daily papers.
The state likewise formally released around 1,700 officers from the military and brought the Turkish Coast Guard under the control of the Interior Ministry.
The moves correspond to a further fixing of government control in the nation.
Turkey closes transmission of TV stations, daily papers
Amnesty International said the crackdown and highly sensitive situation forced by Turkey far surpass reactions made by different nations after an endeavored upset. The human rights bunch said that raises concerns whether Erdogan is utilizing the upset as an appearance to fortify his hang on force, dispose of political rivals and control the nation’s just convention.
Kilic said that is not the situation. “All political parties are supporting the government,”