Turkish coup d'état attempt
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.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 8 that the government would establish "crisis desks" in order to hear complaints about "unfair" detentions, suspensions and dismissals from office in the probes following the bloody failed coup attempt of July 15.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will pay a two-day visit to Ankara on Sept. 8 and 9 to both show the alliance's support and solidarity with Turkey following the defeated coup attempt on July 15 and to discuss developments in Syria, after the Turkish army launched an incursion into its southern neighbor to fight against jihadists.
In recent days, an impressive article presenting Zbigniew Brzezinki, political guru and former U.S. National Security Advisor, has been circulated on Turkey's social media. "Top U.S. National Security Official Admits Turkey Coup," its title reads. It then explains: