President Obama rejects Turkish allegations of coup involvement

President Obama rejects Turkish allegations of coup involvement
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WASHINGTON: (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday flatly rejected reports that the United States had prior intelligence about or was involved in last week's coup attempt in Turkey, calling such suggestions "unequivocally false."

Obama also told reporters that Turkey's request for the extradition of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen -- blamed by Erdogan for the deadly unrest -- would be handled in accordance with US law and that "evidence" of wrongdoing by Gulen would be taken seriously.

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