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US Rebuffs Turkish Demand for Immediate Return of Cleric Ankara Blames for Failed Coup

The United States held firm Wednesday in rebuffing Turkey's demand that it immediately extradite Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara blames for last month's failed military coup, saying it has yet to receive any evidence linking him to the putsch. On a one-day visit to Ankara, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a news conference that the United States has "no interest in protecting anyone who has done harm to an ally." He said the U.S. is continuing to cooperate...

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