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Joe Biden to visit Turkey: Exiled cleric will be ‘top of agenda’

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US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this month.
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US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this month.

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US Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey on August 24

Turkey's President says relations between the countries are "so-so" following coup attempt

CNN —  

When US Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey on August 24, he’ll no doubt have plenty to discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

One of the top items on the agenda will likely be Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric Erdogan accuses of planning an attempted military coup in July.

Erdogan has demanded that the United States immediately extradite the 75-year-old imam from his home in Pennsylvania to Turkey.

Gulen has denied the allegations.

Read more: Who is Fethullah Gulen, the man blamed for coup attempt in Turkey?