Turkey Expects Trump To Hand Over Gülen

Southeast Europe | January 23, 2017, Monday // 16:33|  views


Turkey has two concrete expectations about the USA related to the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen and the Kurdish rebels in Syria, reported BGNES.

“The large-scale trial against the participants in the coup attempt has started. During the investigations and court sittings, new and new evidence will come up and all of it will be shared with US authorities - not with the intention of interfering with the work of the US legal system but rather in order to attract the will of the new administration in the USA. Whom the new rulers in America will choose – the gangster or their ally Turkey, our hope is to see the result,” stated Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş at a press conference after the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

According to Kurtulmuş, the election of Donald Trump to the White House will draw a new policy road map both in the Near East and in the world, and in this framework Turkey’s aim will be to prevent a repetition of the mistakes of the previous US administration which caused tension in the relations between the two countries.

The Deputy PM specified that, with the new President Trump, bi-lateral relations must be strengthened but America has to review its stance on the two main issues.

“The first issue is the return of Gülen to Turkey, but on the condition that US authorities cut all ties with his organisation. This is a legal obligation of the allies. The second problem is linked to the support of the USA for the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria because this armed force is blocking efforts towards stabilising the region,” underlined Kurtulmuş.

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