Jackass: Pindostan will examine role of Gulen
Barney Henderson, Chris Graham, David Millward, Matthew Holehouse, Telegraph, Jul 16 2016
Jackass Kerry said that Pindostan will assist Turkey in the investigation of a failed coup and invited Ankara to share any evidence it has against a Pindo-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen. Speaking in Luxembourg, Jackass said:
We fully anticipate that there will be questions raised about Mr Gulen. We haven’t received any request with respect to Mr Gulen, and obviously we invited the government of Turkey as we always do to present us with any legitimate evidence that withstands scrutiny, and Pindostan will accept that and look at it and make judgments about it appropriately.
Gulen, a reclusive Islamic preacher with a worldwide following who is regularly accused of a behind-the-scenes role in Turkish politics, lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Jackass spoke late Friday to his Turkish opposite number Mevlut Cavusoglu by telephone. He has been accused by Erdogan of being behind the Thursday’s boody coup attempt, although he has denied any role and condemned the military uprising “in the strongest terms.” The Turkish PM (Yildirim – Rb) said that any country that “stood with Gulen” was at a state of “war” with Turkey.