Turkey has given the United States a list of 84 members of the FETÖ that it wants American authorities to extradite, the nation’s foreign minister said.
Speaking to Turkish reporters at Ankara’s embassy in Washington on Nov. 20, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he delivered the list to his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, and White House national security advisor John Bolton. Turkey’s chief diplomat said he did not receive any “assurances” after meeting with Pompeo and Bolton, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
“But we have given this list of the people that we request the US to extradite,” Chavushoghlu said.
President Donald Trump “asked Erdogan to send that list and I gave that list to both Pompeo and ambassador Bolton,” he said.
Earlier, Çavuşoğlu and Pompeo held a 45-minute meeting at the State Department, where they discussed bilateral and regional issues as well as the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turning to Khashoggi’s killing, Çavuşoğlu said there are unanswered questions and Turkey is insisting that details regarding the murder be clarified, including who ordered Khashoggi’s murder.
“Many countries do not want to harm their relations with Saudi Arabia because of the Khashoggi murder. Neither do we. However, the murder must be uncovered,” he said.
Çavuşoğlu added that Turkey does not view the Khashoggi incident as a political matter.