>> Turkish president, Tayyip Erdogan an interview with Reuters, criticizing the United States, saying it should quote not harbor a terrorist, like the cleric Fethullah Gulen and that his activities should be banned around the world. In an hour long interview in New York late Monday, Erdogan said Washington had quote, no excuse for allowing Gulen to continue his self exile in Pennsylvania.
Turkey claims Gulen a former Erdogan ally was involved in July's failed coup against the government.>>
>> Turkey has cracked down on schools, and businesses run by Gulen since the July coup. Authorities have also sacked or suspended more than 100,000 soldiers, police and civil servants since the attempted uprising on suspicion of links to Gulen's network.
They ask, everything is fine, but why is your strategic partner harboring this terrorist in their country?>>
I regretfully say that they have not taken the steps so far and the Turkish people convey their regret to us wherever we go.>>
Washington has said it will extradite Gulen only if Turkey provides evidence of his involvement in the failed coup.