Turkey to take all legal actions against FETO leader

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Turkey to take all legal actions against FETO leader

Turkey will take all legal actions for the extradition of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) leader Fetullah Gulen by the U.S., the country's justice minister said Tuesday.

"We believe that this extradition will happen. It should happen. If you are a state of law, you should do it. We have not gotten a result yet regarding this issue, but we will take all legal actions," Abdulhamit Gul told news channel Haberturk.

Gul said Turkey has requested Gulen's extradition from the U.S. seven times.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, including the military, police and the judiciary.

Reporting by Kemal Karadag; Writing by Diyar Guldogan