The Interview

Exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen: 'I'm not worried about extradition to Turkey'

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Fethullah Gulen - who is accused by Ankara of masterminding the July 2016 coup bid in Turkey - admits meeting a key figure in the failed coup. But the Turkish cleric says that a mere visit from one of his followers isn't proof he orchestrated the attempt to topple President Erdogan. Gulen, who has lived in exile in the United States since 1999, says he is "not worried" about the possibility of being extradited, despite Turkey’s extradition request.