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Turkey Formally Requests US Arrest Alleged Leader of July Coup Plot

Turkish media said Tuesday the country's government made its first formal request for the United States to arrest a cleric blamed for leading a failed coup in July. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly accused Fethullah Gulen of being behind the coup attempt that left at least 270 people dead. The Turkish reports said the written request to the U.S. alleges Gulen "gave orders and commanded" the operation.  Turkish officials have been informally demanding...

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