Turkey’s President has refused to allow any further US extradition requests until the US extradites Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is wanted by Turkey for allegedly masterminding the failed July 2016 coup.

Speaking at a conference, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of having “made up excuses from thin air” for not extraditing the 76-year-old cleric. US officials have repeatedly said that their courts require sufficient evidence of Gulen’s involvement in the coup, which he has denied, before they can agree to his extradition.

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