Turkey Formally Requests Arrest of Cleric

Turkey has formally requested that U.S. officials arrest Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric who it accuses of orchestrating that country’s attempted military coup this summer. Officials close to President Tayyip Recip Edogan have said they believe Gulen’s religious movement inspired the violence that left more than 300 dead and have repeatedly asked that American officials detain him. Erdogan has insisted on Gulen’s capture and eventual extradition, and he reportedly discussed it with President Obama at the G20 summit in China. Gulen—who has lived in Pennsylvania since 1999—denies that he was involved in the failed coup.