ISTANBUL: Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has issued a formal warrant for the arrest of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Anadolu Agency says the Istanbul-based court issued the warrant Thursday, accusing Gulen of “ordering the July 15 coup attempt.”
The Turkish government says Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, masterminded the failed coup attempt by renegade officers in Turkey’s military and wants him extradited to Turkey.
The country has designated his movement as a terror organization.
Gulen has denied any involvement in the coup attempt.