“If they delay the extradition period, there would be very sensitive things we could voice,” Erdoğan said in Ankara during a meeting with newly appointed judges and prosecutors. Fetullah Gülen, the leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and the mastermind of the July 15 coup attempt, is shouted by Turkey's judiciary for forming a terror group and attempting to overthrow the government in Turkey.
Turkey sent dozens of boxes full of documents to Washington and demanded his extradition to Turkey, but the U.S. delayed the process deliberately. He said that the U.S. is providing support to terror groups despite Ankara's warnings and concerns against it.
Erdoğan reiterated his criticism on U.S. policy of arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is dominated by the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, the PYD. Erdoğan calls Mrs. Clinton's comment on arming YPG/PYD 'political inexperience' Touching upon Clinton's comments, "I find Mrs. Clinton's remarks on arming YPG/PYD very unfortunate, I consider it political inexperience," Erdoğan said.
The PYD group, which Clinton referred to as "U.S.'s best partner in Syria" without directly mentioning its name, controls large swathes of territory in northern Syria along the border with Turkey, which considers it as a grave national security threat.
Erdoğan said that Turkey will not allow a "terror corridor" to be formed just south of its borders, and it will take necessary precautions to prevent it. He added that Turkey is determined to prevent the Mosul operation from being launched in a manner to cause regional bloodshed and fire due to sectarian conflict.
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