Obama: US committed to bringing Turkish coup leaders to justice

“We will make sure that those who carried out these activities are brought to justice.” US President Barack Obama pledged Sunday at his first meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan since the failed coup in Turkey on July 15. They met on the sidelines of the G20 summit at Hangzhou, China. Erdogan has demanded US extradition of the exiled opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, accusing him of being behind the July uprising against him. US officials have insisted that Turkey must first present proof of his involvement, which he denies. Tensions between the two NATO allies have risen sharply since the coup. Tensions have also been strained by Turkey's bombing of US-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria.

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