Cleric Claims Turkish Coup Was Staged

Daily Mail – US-based Turkish cleric facing extradition over botched rebellion claims president orchestrated plot to justify a clampdown on civil rights

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-Exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen accused Recep Erdogan of staging the coup
-The Pennsylvania-based preacher has condemned the attempted rebellion
-Erdogan told supporters he is considering reintroducing the death penalty
-He claimed Gulen was behind a ‘parallel structure’ to overthrow the state

A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed President Recep Erdogan staged the rebellion himself to justify a major clampdown on opposition forces.
Fethullah Gulen, who was a former key ally of Erdogan has been blamed by the politician of using his contacts to develop a ‘parallel structure’ to overthrow the state.
Erdogan has called on US President Barack Obama to extradite Gulen, who is based in Pennsylvania.

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