In an astonishing and reckless attack on the US the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the country considers itself at war with any nation that stands by the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
He said: "Any country that protects Fethullah Gulen will be an enemy to Turkey."
Moderate cleric Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been a constant scapegoat for Erdogan who has accused him of trying to establish a “parallel state” to rival his own fiefdom.
The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile at a religious retreat, or face diplomatic or even military consequences.
Gulen, the founder of an Islamic movement which carries his name, promotes a brand of the religion which promotes belief in science, interfaith dialogue and multi-party democracy.
US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed to reporters today that America has not yet received a request from Turkey to extradite the religious leader.
Turkey PM Binali Yildirim said any country supporting the cleric was now at war with Turkey
A section of the Turkish military attempted a coup to oust Erdogan last night
He is a long-time opponent of tinpot leader Erdogan, who has accused him and his movement of fuelling insurrection and trying to establish its own institutions to overthrow the Government.
Gulen has issued a statement denying any involvement in the coup and condemning the attempt to overthrow Erdogan, who he was once close friends with.
In it he said: "I condemn in the strongest terms the attempted military coup in Turkey. Government should be won through a process of free and fair elections, not force.
“As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt. I categorically deny such accusations.”
A mysterious Turkish Islamic cleric — whose followers have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and to her presidential campaign — is being accused of ordering the false imprisonment of three followers of a competing religious sect, according to documents filed in federal court earlier this week.
The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, has lived in Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains since 1998, when he went into exile from Turkey amid accusations that he plotted to undermine the secular regime that was in place at the time.
But the 74-year-old has been able to wield control from that that secluded compound over his worldwide network of media organizations and charter schools — some 120 of which are in the U.S.
Isn't it funny how democrats are connected to Gulen? This article we posted well over a year ago has the complete rundown on Gulen. Check it out.
Seems to me imams are working feverishly at breaking the American Union in 2016... creating more chaos in a divided country (and world) will weaken the weakest link in the chain by adding more "winners" to the "winning" side ...too bad the American military is just another weather vane.
I blame 0. And yes, Skip, you are right. And 0 is the single reason for the entire ME to be a filth dump, former friends now hate us and see us so weak they are not afraid to threaten and insult us. The damn ME is on fire and the fraud kenyan has accomplished ALL of it, along with hellcat bitch, as Loren calls her. The name suits her.
Absolutely... the Arab Spring is the invention of the CIA and this Administration... it was designed to destabilize the moderate secular Muslim States in the Mid-East... too, replace them with hard line Muslim Brotherhood run Islamic State... too, create a consolidated Mid-East Caliphate, from which to launch Islamic Jihad world wide. Turkey is a moderate secular Muslim State and once a strong ally of the US.
This Administration is indeed at the root of the Arab Spring and the problems in Turkey may well be the result of US interference with our NATO ally. ISIS/ISIL, and the arms shipments thru Benghazi, to Syrian Islamic radicals, are all connected to this Administration and the GOP is silent on these issues... They should be screaming and issuing Articles of Impeachment. Treason is afoot in the highest places and the GOP sleeps... or is there more to the story?
Egypt has warrants for key members in this Administration... alleging their direct involvement in attempting to overthrow the Egyptian Government and too destabilize the Mid-East and Northern Africa. We need to pay attention to what their intelligence agencies allege and pursue the treason at work in high places.
Turkey hates Assad and wanted Assad out. We played like we wanted Assad out but we sucked up to Putin and gave Syria to Putin to support, encourage and manipulate— which was a kick in the face to Turkey, our former ally. Then, of course, we bowed down to Putin again and let him have the Ukraine. If I am wrong, please correct me, but this is what I see.
For the first time in my 67 years I am ashamed of my nation... !!! That is not to say we are a perfect nation by far, but we have always been a nation that allowed people to prosper if they were willing to work and obey the Laws... and now we have the lawless running the government for their own profit and to America's peril...!!! America buried their heads in the sand in 2008 and elected an unvetted Muslim and communist from Kenya who was always a radical rabble-rowser and two bit thug...!!! and look what he has done to this once great nation... Our citizens are in the streets hating people who had nothing to do with their current life situations.. The simple fact is that the democratic crime syndicate who hate blacks and a free America put them in poverty by their lies and their pretense of coming to help them... What they did was help them on to the democratic plantation of slavery to the democratic party...!!! Now this black lives matter garbage.. black lives are nothing more than useful idiots to Obama, Clinton, Pelosi and Reid... they are their patsies still fooled by the lies.. Did you knows that over twice as many white people are murdered by police in the line of their duty each year... and the number of black on black murders dwarfs all the honest murders by police... and why are blacks treated differently because over 80% of the crimes involve black people. If you stop to think about it between all the whites, blacks and Hispanics the total number of murders by police in the line of duty was less than 500 last year.. that is pretty remarkable the way Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and the democrats invite blacks to put themselves in harms way so that they can profit from their Paid George Soros anger...!!! and for every black on black murder in America per year their are 69 abortions of black babies which the democrats push through so they can kill off and control the black population and continue to fund their 750 million dollar a year democratic slush fund...!!! In fact Obama, both Clintons, Pelosi and Reid push everything that makes the big money corporations richer and themselves richer.. it just seems to me like it is time to stop the democrats march to communism and radical Islamic control of American citizens you disarm and you are in a death spiral..
Bring it on. That may be the best way to end Erdogan's march to another Muslim nation, controlled by Sharia Law. Certainly pacifist Barry won't initiate anything in the interest of America. Maybe he will respond, if attacked, but that's not a sure thing. But you can bet. Trump will!
This is not over with yet. We will see more trouble in Turkey.
Just one more reason not to vote for the Clinton Corruption!
Let obama u se diplomacy to fix this.
OK, I think we can fight Turkey for 10 or 15 years before we give up.