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Turkey threatens WAR with America over cleric blamed for masterminding failed coup
Express UK ^ | 6-16-2016 | Nick Gutteridge

Posted on 07/16/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

In an astonishing and reckless attack on the US the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the country considers itself at war with any nation that stands by the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

He said: "Any country that protects Fethullah Gulen will be an enemy to Turkey."

Moderate cleric Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been a constant scapegoat for Erdogan who has accused him of trying to establish a “parallel state” to rival his own fiefdom.

The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile at a religious retreat, or face diplomatic or even military consequences.

Gulen, the founder of an Islamic movement which carries his name, promotes a brand of the religion which promotes belief in science, interfaith dialogue and multi-party democracy.

US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed to reporters today that America has not yet received a request from Turkey to extradite the religious leader.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201606; alfuqra; erdogan; extradition; fethullahgulen; gulen; islam; moderateislam; pocono; poconomountains; poconos; saylorsburg; shadowstate; threatens; turkey; turkeycoup; us; war
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1 posted on 07/16/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The plot thickens.


2 posted on 07/16/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT by grania
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They might want to rethink that position because Putin no doubt would like to have seen Erdogan go. He may be very highly likely to oblige them.


3 posted on 07/16/2016 6:54:19 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

War with Islam.

Not if.


4 posted on 07/16/2016 6:55:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen

Seeing as who the US president is, if I were Mr. Gulen I'd go on a long vacation somewhere under an assumed name.

5 posted on 07/16/2016 6:55:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The mask slips...


6 posted on 07/16/2016 6:56:19 AM PDT by null and void (Has there ever been a death associated with the Clintons that *wasn't* beneficial to them?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"Goldstein" from 1984, Making Erdogan "Big Brother"


7 posted on 07/16/2016 6:56:55 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Is Gulen a US citizen? He better be careful what he advocates from US shores.


8 posted on 07/16/2016 6:59:13 AM PDT by Rapscallion (You are correct. There has been a conspiracy. It has not just been a bad dream.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Good thing Turkey is so poorly armed.
wait a minute !


9 posted on 07/16/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: grania

“The plot thickens.”

More twists and turns than a Jason Bourne Movie.


10 posted on 07/16/2016 7:00:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Obama Immigration Policy-Bring Terrorists to Our Neighborhoods-Take our guns away-Make us feed them!)
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To: DarthVader

Since Turkey is a member of NATO, if Turkey declares war against the U.S., will the rest of the NATO members have to go to war against US?

Can they get the codes for their Nukes from NATO so they can use them against US?

Does NATO control the codes or does the US?


11 posted on 07/16/2016 7:00:28 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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promotes belief in science, interfaith dialogue and multi-party democracy

Izzat so? He's a MINO.


12 posted on 07/16/2016 7:01:30 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Extradite for what?


13 posted on 07/16/2016 7:01:53 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Make America Normal Again)
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To: Rapscallion
Fethullah Gülen Preacher Muhammed Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish preacher, former imam, writer, and political figure. He is the founder of the Gülen movement. He currently lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, residing in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia Born: April 27, 1941 (age 75), Erzurum, Turkey Nationality: Turkish Education: Erzurum Kurşunlu Mosque School Influenced by: Said Nursî, Rumi, Yunus Emre, Ibn Arabi, Al-Ghazali Parents: Refia Gulen, Ramiz Gülen
14 posted on 07/16/2016 7:04:03 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Trump is exposing the fifth column in the U.S.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

Thanks sheikdetailfeather

15 posted on 07/16/2016 7:05:44 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Gadsden1st

Most of NATO regards Turkey with suspicion because of its Islamicism and probably would not have minded seeing them go and no they do not control the codes for nukes only the nation that has them controls them. NATO if they did try to oppose Russia would fold up like a cheap suit because the Russians have greatly rebuilt their military and it is highly battle ready.


16 posted on 07/16/2016 7:06:26 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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Have no fear! John Kerry can untangle this diplomatic mess!


17 posted on 07/16/2016 7:06:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Donald Trump, warts and all, is not a public enemy. The Golems in the GOP are stasis and apathy)
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To: Genoa

He sounds like the Muslim counterpart of CINOs.


18 posted on 07/16/2016 7:06:59 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Da Coyote

** The Crusades II coming to a theatre near you!! **


19 posted on 07/16/2016 7:08:33 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bring it.


20 posted on 07/16/2016 7:09:59 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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