Why Gulen, Why Now?

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - WORLD -

Wash­ing­ton would like a bet­ter, stronger re­la­tion­ship with Turkey and sees ex­tra­dit­ing Gulen as a good­will ges­ture. In a vac­uum, the ex­change of a Mus­lim cleric liv­ing in Pennsylvania, even one with a Green Card, for a more co­op­er­a­tive Turkey would be ben­e­fi­cial for Wash­ing­ton’s Mid­dle East strat­egy. But while the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion might be more will­ing than the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion to of­fer Gulen up to Turkey, the process of ex­tra­dit­ing him isn’t that sim­ple – to say noth­ing of the

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