FROM RLT CMD COC
(BRUSSELS)--John Kerry has repeatedly asked for evidence in order to process the extradition of old man Gulen, implicated as ringleader of the coup, the Turkish government has responded in a most unfavorable way--
Chairing the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party group meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Binali Yildirim criticized the U.S. for "insistently" asking Turkey to provide evidence of the Pennsylvania-based cleric's involvement in the attempted coup before extraditing him.
"It is already clear," Yildirim said, adding: "However, we will provide them with a pile of evidence."
On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Brussels that his country has "a formal process for dealing with extradition requests" and that Turkey "must send evidence, not allegations".
Yildirim responded on Tuesday: "I would like to ask my American friends: Did you look for evidence when demanding the terrorists who carried out the September 11  attacks?
"We have no doubt on the source of this vicious coup and we know all the details over who guided it and how."
The government says Friday’s failed coup was organized by followers of Gulen, who is accused of pursuing a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through supporters within Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
.. It is abundantly clear that comparing an attempt to toss a dubious leader from office to one of America's most tragic events, is about as lowbrow as any foreign government official has taken since 2001.
Shame on you, Turkey, and keep the old man Gulen away from your treacherous designs.
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