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Trump is working on handing out Erdogan enemy Gulen, Turkish Foreign Minister's claims

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. By Max Burman and Reuters President Donald Trump is working on handing out exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, a long time The target of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country's foreign minister argued on Sunday. "In Argentina, Trump Erdogan told them they handed out Gulen and other people," said Mevlut Cavusoglu Sunday at a conference in Doha, referring to last month's G20 summit. NBC News reported last month that the White House was looking for ways to remove Gulen from the United States to place Turkey over the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to two senior US officials and two other people informed about the requests. Trumps Administrative Officers asked federal law enforcement agencies to investigate legal ways to remove the condemned priests in an attempt to convince Erdogan to relieve pressure on Gulen, 77, has become a controversial figure in Turkey after Erdogan accused him to orchestrate an attempted military coup in 201 6 from his Pennsylvania association. Gulen denies having a role in the putschen.Robert Mueller Special Council revealed more details earlier this month of the former national security advisor Michael Flynns efforts to cover the extent of his ties with Turkey while he was a top officer on Trump's campaign and transition. The documents specifically state that an important part of Flyn's work for Turkey involved the government's efforts…

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