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Failed Turkey Coup Puts New Strains on US Policy

July 18,2016 07:17

WASHINGTON—The failed coup attempt in Turkey has fueled a sharp conflict with Washington over the fate of a Turkish cleric in the U.S., while posing a broader challenge to the West's efforts to fight terror and promote liberal democracy. Senior ...



WASHINGTON—The failed coup attempt in Turkey has fueled a sharp conflict with Washington over the fate of a Turkish cleric in the U.S., while posing a broader challenge to the West’s efforts to fight terror and promote liberal democracy. Senior Turkish government officials are pressing the Obama administration to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom they blame for orchestrating the attempted coup. The gap between the two allies’ agendas became clear Sunday, when U.S. officials responded to Ankara’s demands that he be...

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