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Turkey sees new U.S. administration more understanding on Gulen, PM Yildirim says
February 21, 2017 / 9:40 AM / 5 months ago

Turkey sees new U.S. administration more understanding on Gulen, PM Yildirim says

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his wife Semiha arrive to address a crowd of around 10,000 in Oberhausen, Germany, February 18, 2017, to promote Turkey's constitution referendum.Wolfgang Rattay/Files

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey sees the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump as being more understanding and sensitive on the issue of extraditing U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

In a speech to lawmakers from his ruling AK Party in parliament, Yildirim said talks were continuing with U.S. officials on the extradition of Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating an attempted coup in Turkey last July. The cleric denies the accusation.

Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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