The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said Monday that Ankara had sent enough documents to Washington for the extradition of the U.S.-based leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization who masterminded the deadly 2016 coup attempt, Anadolu Agency reports.
In a live interview on private broadcaster Kanal D in Istanbul, Kemal Kilicdaroglu said the documents Turkey sent to U.S. authorities regarding Fetullah Gulen’s extradition are enough to take legal action.
His statements came after a four-person CHP delegation visited Turkey’s Justice Ministry to examine the documents submitted against Gulen.
The delegation handed him a report on the documents, said Kilicdaroglu.
“There is a three-page report that came to me. The same report was given to [CHP presidential candidate] Mr. Muharrem Ince. There are some procedural shortcomings, but these are not vital procedural shortcomings. According to the documents [sent to America], Gulen must be extradited to us.”
Turkish authorities have repeatedly criticized the U.S. administration for not extraditing the terror leader despite submitting all the necessary documents against him.