Why A Coup Attempt In Turkey Brings Protests To The Poconos
"I have a message for Pennsylvania," he said. "You have engaged in enough treason against this nation. If you dare, come back to your country."
Don't worry. Erdogan isn't interested in having all 13 million Pennsylvanians show up in Turkey. He was speaking directly to one specific resident: Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish exile living in Saylorsburg, Pa.
Erdogan blamed Gulen, and his eponymous movement, for the coup, while Gulen denies those charges. Erdogan has asked the Obama administration to extradite Gulen, who has resided in the United States since 1999. The U.S. has not made a decision on that matter.
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