Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish justice minister, US ambassador discuss Gülen's extradition

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass discussed the extradition of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, the self-exiled Islamic preacher accused by Ankara of masterminding the failed military coup attempt, private broadcaster CNN Türk reported on Sept. 9.

The meeting, which went on for 1.5 hours, reportedly took place upon the request of Bass.

First plane lands at Turkey's Hakkari airport after closure due to attacks

The first passenger plane in 13 months has landed at Selahaddin Eyyubi Airport in the Yüksekova district of the eastern province of Hakkari, following a long hiatus due to clashes between the Turkish state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.