29 Jul '16, 7pm

Turkey's Erdogan slams U.S. reaction to failed coup

Turkey's Erdogan slams U.S. reaction to failed coup

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rear center, with the Chief of general staff General Hulusi Akar, left, during a top-level military meeting at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on July 29, 2016. (Photo: Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service via AP) ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies. Turkey has demanded the United States extradite Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania whom it accuses of being behind the violent July 15 coup attempt that left 290 people dead. It is accusing Western nations of not extending sufficient support to its efforts to counter further threats from follo...

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