U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Turkey
Trip comes amid strained relations over U.S.-based cleric, who Turkey blames for coup attempt
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey in late August, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Thursday, more than a month after a failed military coup shook the NATO member state.
Turkey's relations with Washington have been strained by the abortive putsch, which President Tayyip Erdogan blames on U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan has called for the extradition of Gulen, who denies involvement in the plot.
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Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag sent a second document to the United States Tuesday seeking Gulen's arrest, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Calgary's Davud Hanci has also been detained in Turkey on allegations he worked for Gulen. His friends and family say he is innocent.
With files form CBC News and Associated Press