Pro-Trump protesters demonstrating against an anti-Trump group in Pennsylvania, U.S. on Saturday put up posters saying the president-elect will be coming after Fetullah Gülen, who is sought by Turkey for involvement in leading the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which is accused of perpetrating the deadly July 15 failed coup attempt.
According to reports, a group consisting of around 100 people supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Easton were demonstrating against Trump and a group consisting of 30 pro-Trump demonstrators staged a counter protest.
Disturbed by Gülen's presence in his compound in Saylorsburg, pro-Trump protestors carried posters saying 'Trump is coming for you FETO Gulen' and requested the newly elected president to extradite Gülen to Turkey once he's in power.
Last week, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump said that the U.S. should understand Turkey's concerns and extradite Gülen.
Turkey has asked Washington to extradite Gulen for his role in infiltrating state institutions in the country and carrying out a bloody coup attempt on July 15.
FETÖ leader Fetullah Gülen has lived in self-imposed exile on a 400-acre property in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania since 1999. In the July 15 coup attempt that he masterminded, a military junta tried to stage a coup to topple the democratically elected president and government in Turkey and impose martial law. The attempt was prevented by troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy. In total, 246 people, mostly civilians, were killed by pro-coup soldiers while over 2,000 were injured.
Turkish authorities issued an official request for Gülen's extradition on Sept. 13, under a 1979 treaty between Turkey and the U.S. Justice minister Bozdağ held a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Attorney General Loretta Lynch in late October, regarding the provisional arrest of the U.S.-based fugitive.
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