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Islamabad : Turkish ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul has criticised the US authorities for not extraditing exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who’s accused of orchestrating the July 15, 2016, foiled coup within the nation.

“Regardless of our repeated calls for, america has not handed over wished terrorist Gulen to us [Turkey] and continues to guard him, so it’s time the US acts to indicate if it’s with democracy or terrorists,” the envoy advised reporters on the Turkish embassy right here.

The ambassador stated terrorists tried to make use of faith to eliminate a democratic dispensation in Turkey however the nation cast unity and foiled the try.

“Democracy is flourishing in Turkey,” he stated.

Mustafa Yurdakul thanked Pakistan for siding with Turkey towards the 2016 assault on democracy and subsequent actions towards the ‘Gulenist Terror Organisation’ (FETO).

“We’re grateful to the Pakistani management and nation for displaying solidarity with us throughout the tried coup, declaring the FETO a terrorist outfit and handing over Gulen’s colleges within the nation to Turkish authorities,” he stated.

The envoy stated the Turkish embassy would maintain a perform on its premises right this moment (July 14) to mark the July 15, 2016, defeated coup, whereas he would plant a sapling within the F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park.

Requested in regards to the rising tensions in Afghanistan, he stated Turkey wished Afghanistan to be a steady and affluent nation for the event of the residents, so it was making efforts for the aim.

He stated Turkey had no secret agenda for Afghanistan.

Mustafa Yurdakul stated the Kabul Worldwide Airport’s safety was once with Turkey beneath the NATO framework and after the latest withdrawal of the US troops from the nation, it meant to supply logistical assist and safety for the airport simply to make sure that it continues to be operational.

“Talks are underway however nothing could be stated in regards to the airport safety with certainty,” he stated. The ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for Afghan peace.

2021-07-18 06:00:00

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