The Turkish preacher and the opposition leader Fethullah gülen, accused by Ankara in the organization of the coup, could be extradited from the United States only in the case of providing evidence of his involvement in the rebellion.
On Wednesday the head of U.S. state Department John Kerry.
Gossekretar reminded that us law establishes «clear standards» regarding extradition, so the extradition of gülen without corresponding evidence of his involvement in illegal activities is impossible.
«We are constantly talking to our allies in Turkey, that we need evidence,» said Kerry. However, he appealed to the Turkish side with a request not to send more than unsubstantiated suggestions about the extradition of Gulen.
The head of state also noted that the staff of his office not been in contact with Fethullah Gulen, as there was no need. «For legal reasons, it will deal with the Ministry of justice,» — said John Kerry.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the United States will make a mistake, if not extradited to Turkey opposition leader Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish authorities accuse the opposition of the Imam in the organization of the failed coup attempt by a group of military last week.