Ankara threatens to mar relations with Washington, as Erdogan resets friendship with Putin

Turkey warned the US on Tuesday not to sacrifice the two countries' relations for the sake of the Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for the July 15 failed coup.

"If the US does not deliver (Gulen), they will sacrifice relations with Turkey for the sake of a terrorist," Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters during a televised briefing in the capital Ankara.

Turkey has repeatedly pressed Washington to extradite Gulen to face trial in Turkey, News Yahoo reports.

Today, President Erdogan is meeting President Putin in St Petersburg, a move than many view as an attempt to forge an alliance of several states.

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