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U.S. based cleric deflects blame for Turkey coup

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>> The Muslin cleric being blamed by the Turkish government for the failed coup that left at least 290 people dead turning the tables on his accusers. US based on Sunday saying it might actually have been Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan would staged the would be takeover of his regime.
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>> I'm not going to do anything that will harm my dignity or go against my dignity. In the past there were demands from the Erdoğan side for an apology. But a believer doesn't apologize to an oppressor.>> Once close allies the two men have been at odds since 2013.
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That's when prosecutors close to Gulen opened a corruption probe into Erdogan's inner circle. Gulen has since lived in self-imposed exile in this compound in Pennsylvania. But Erdogan insists it was Gulen deemed a terrorist by the Turkish president. Who was behind Friday's coup, and has demanded his extradition from the US.
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>> At this moment, we will request them through written applications with our Justice and Foreign Ministries, from the USA, and other western countries.>> US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying any extradition would depend on the evidence. Gulen saying Sunday he would comply with any ruling from the United States.