Turkish request for Gulen’s extradition not linked to coup, State Dept says

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday during the department's daily briefing that Ankara has filed a request for the extradition of Turkish opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, who is in exile in the US, although the request is not connected to Turkey's attempted military coup that took place on July 15. Toner did not specify the reasons given by Ankara.     

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