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Erdogan: Turkey To End Extraditions To U.S. Unless Cleric Is Turned Over

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his country will refuse to extradite any suspects to the US if Washington doesn’t hand over cleric Fethullah Gulen, believed responsible for orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, Reuters reported Thursday. Turkey believes Gulen was the mastermind behind the coup and has repeatedly asked Washington for his extradition, the report said. Meanwhile, US officials have explained courts require sufficient evidence to extradite the elderly cleric, who has denied any coup involvement, Reuters said. “We have given the United States 12 terrorists so far, but they have not given us back the one we want,” Erdogan said. “They made up excuses from thin air.” “If…