Gülen must be extradited to Turkey: CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu

Turkey’s main opposition leader has echoed the government’s strong calls to the United States for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen to Turkey over evidence linking the self-exiled cleric with the July 15 coup attempt.
“Fethullah Gülen must be extradited to Turkey. If he is seen as responsible for these massive incidents and if Fethullah Gülen says, ‘I want to be acquitted,’ then he must come and be prosecuted by the impartial Turkish courts,” Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), told reporters on July 26. “The government’s request for extradition and sending ministers [to the U.S.] are positive steps for us,” he said.
The government has already sent four separate dossiers to the U.S. for the extradition of Gülen to Turkey after the July 15 failed coup attempt and will reportedly send another one with evidence proving the cleric’s role in staging the putsch against the country’s democratically-elected government.
Turkey will send Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ to the U.S. to discuss the extradition process of Gülen. The ministers are expected to hold talks with their counterparts next week.

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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