Letters: U.S. Owes It to Turkey to Extradite Gulen
Ertan Yalcin, Consul General, Turkish Consulate, New York
Gulen is the prime suspect in 55 criminal indictments. Investigations have found that Gulen, a preacher who lives in the Poconos, and FETO manage a dangerous and secretive illegal network masked as humanitarian organizations. They also own charter schools and companies across America.
Turkey believes the United States, our strategic partner and NATO ally, with whom we share democratic principles, will not support Gulen and his followers. Anything else would violate the spirit of cooperation between the two allies.
The people of Turkey are more united than ever. Our nation’s response to the July 15 coup attempt proved that democracy, freedom, and the rule of law are nonnegotiable in Turkey. As the Turkish people mourn the dead, nurture the wounded, and take pride in what we accomplished together, they also demand justice, closure, and reassurances that never again shall we witness such a crisis.
|Ertan Yalcin, consul general, Turkish consulate, New York