John Kerry Expected to Visit Turkey in August

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Bulgaria: John Kerry Expected to Visit Turkey in August A handout picture provided by the Turkish Presidental press office shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Turkey`s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey 12 September 2014. EPA/BGNES

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to visit Turkey by the end of the month, Turkish daily Hurriyet has reported.

“During Kerry’s visit, the Turkish authorities are expected to express the country’s sensitivities on the issue of the failed coup attempt and reassert its demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic scholar believed to have orchestrated the coup attempt”, Hurriyet said, citing a news report of CNN Turk on Thursday.

Tensions have built up in Ankara’s relationship with Washington since the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15 which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames on Gulen. The cleric has denied involvement in the coup attempt.

Turkey has sent a formal request for the extradition of Gulen. The U.S. State Department said that the Justice Department was reviewing the request.

John Kerry said last month that Turkey should avoid "public insinuations" about U.S. involvement in the abortive coup attempt. His comment followed allegations made by Turkish Labour Minister Faruk Celik that the U.S. government had been behind the coup.



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Ivailo Ivanov - 8 Aug 2016 // 22:56:56

The 50 thermonuclear bombs granted to Turkey will remain in Turkey. Some Americans have the stupid idea, that because these bombs have codes they cant be used by the Turks!! Hey American idiots!!! you were furnished with a Muslim president and you cant figure how it happen.. If the big oil Arab money can elect for you Muslim president what about some codes????? Everything is for sale in USA.. this bombs are Turkish and will remain Turkish.. I am ready to make a bed that they will remain in Turkey indefinitely... May be Trump can change that.. but it is unlikely.

Rurik - 7 Aug 2016 // 11:00:32

This two are trying to outwit themselves big way. But no love. ? :)

Ivailo Ivanov - 5 Aug 2016 // 14:47:32

USA has no leverage on Turkey. It is USA that broke all loyalty to its civilization in favor of Muslim Turkey in the name of imperial ambitions and serving the global market expansion. Turkey is consistent in its behavior and its intentions. Erdogan knows that USA is indebted 140 billion to Saudi Arabia and much more in indirect transactions and arms trade. He knows that the oil money of the Gulf are entrenched in USA with lobbying groups... ownership of media political influencing like for example a Muslim president of USA. And Erodagn is in full accord with the Saudi Arabian global Islamization agenda. He has the Saudis and the rest of the Gulf behind him.. It is matter of superficial courtesy if he will promise something to Kerry but he is not obliged.

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