Turkey's Erdogan Shuts Thousands Of Schools And Charities Using Emergency Decree

Turkey expects to complete within a week to 10 days a dossier requesting the extradition from the United States of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed coup, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday (July 23).

The government also shut down over 2,000 institutions linked to the cleric Fethullah Gulen, Edogan's longtime rival who has been in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999.

Muhammet Sait Gulen will be taken to the capital Ankara after he was detained in Erzurum, the eastern region where his 75-year-old uncle is said to have developed his deep convictions, close to his birthplace of Korucuk. In the latest measures, the government revoked almost 11,000 passports and detained 283 members of the presidential guard, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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Erdogan declared the state of emergency late on Wednesday saying it would enable authorities to swiftly and effectively root out supporters of last weekend's failed military coup in which at least 246 people were killed. But he had already left by the time they attacked because the plotters in operational charge of the event, fearing the imminent discovery of the coup, had brought forward its timing by six hours and were unable to tell this to the soldiers targeting Mr Erdogan who escaped shortly before they arrived.

In a crackdown on Gulen's suspected followers, more than 60,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended, detained or placed under investigation.

"Some European colleagues think this is a Pokemon game, this coup attempt", said Omer Celik Turkey's minister for EU affairs.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended the period in which suspects can be detained without charge to 30 days, an official statement says.

"You can not dare to say these conspiracies about America, France and Belgium; however, if it comes to Turkey you accept these nonsensical conspiracies as journalism and political analyses".

He added that the United States had proposed to form a committee to examine G├╝len's case, reiterating that his country is ready to take part in this.

The health ministry said patients at hospitals that are being seized will be transferred to state hospitals, highlighting the sweeping impact of the government's crackdown after a failed July 15 coup attempt.

If our own government can put regular American citizens through the ringer in their relentless and daily TSA Body Searches, Biometric verifications, background checks, and other vetting and branding techniques, perhaps it is now time that the American people put their own government employees and contractors through the same, if not more rigorous, screening/vetting process.

Obama also echoed comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Turkey must present evidence if it wants Gulen to be extradited.

Supporters celebrated the coup's failure to unseat Erdogan, but the Turkish strongman faced growing global criticism over the mass detentions and sackings of tens of thousands of people.

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