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Commenting article: Turkey Gives US Ultimatum over G?len Extradition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said the United States will have to make a choice between Ankara and the movement of US-based preacher Fethullah G?len, which it refers to as a terrorist organization called FET?.

His remarks, issued in front of a crowd of supporters in the capital, come as the extradition of G?len from the US is in limbo, with no official response issued yet despite Turkey's insistence. Turkey blames G?len and his organization and supporters for being behind the failed coup which rocked the country last month.

"Either the coup-plotting terrorist FET? or the democratic country Turkey. It has to make this choice," Anadolu Agency quotes Erdo?an as saying.

The Turkish head of state has made clear he sees no difference between groups such as the PKK, the Islamic State (IS) group and G?len's movement.

He has warned citizens to stay constantly vigilant even though Wednesday's rally has been announced as the last demonstration in support of democracy.

"Betrayal can come from anywhere or anyone," Erdo?an is quoted as saying.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Aug 2016 // 16:29:15

Actually Erdogan said much more. On the sound of the Janissary march Ceddin Dedden he said that Turkey might consider exiting from NATO. Discarding the dollar in the trade with Russia..and basically very clearly he said that USA can f... itself. And he has nothing to worry. Because https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaqgR0k_IrY

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