There are around 18 Americans in Turkey’s prisons and meanwhile a prominent Turkish banker who is accused by Washington of laundering Iranian money is in prison in the US.
Last month, President Donald Trump and his vice president warned via Twitter that the US will impose economic sanctions on Turkey unless it releases the American pastor detained in Turkey. Despite the disputes, Trump mediated with Israel to release a Turkish woman who was accused of delivering money to the Hamas Movement.
The Israeli press did not like this and accused Netanyahu of submitting to Trump’s demand when he spoke with him over the phone on July 14 as on July 16, the Turkish woman was released and allowed to travel for nothing in return. The more interesting chapter in this prisoners’ crisis is Washington’s dismissal of charges and release of 11 of Erdogan’s bodyguards who were accused of beating up protestors during his visit to Washington on May 12.
There is still Turkey’s most wanted man Sheikh Fethullah Gulen whom the Turkish government wants Washington to extradite and who currently lives in Pennsylvania. Gulen who is accused of planning the coup attempt is the leader of an Islamic group that resembles the Muslim Brotherhood and that was an ally of the ruling party until their conflict in the recent phase.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر