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Erdogan: Issue our citizens otherwise we will not be sending yours

Erdogan: Issue our citizens otherwise we will not be sending yours
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened countries that have not issued in Turkey those accused of taking part in the attempted coup, as well as those suspected of having affiliations with the Islamic Order of Gülen, which Ankara has labeled a terrorist organization.

Speaking to the AKP parliamentary group, the Turkish president said: "from here I send a message all over the world. If you do not help us with the extraditions you will know that if tomorrow someone falls into our hands you will not be able to take him. Tackling terrorism is not a local event. Countering terrorism is an international issue. If we do something you'll have to give us back our citizens who will take away their citizenship. If you do it, all is good, if not then we will do the same".

It was Erdogan's first speech in the AKP parliamentary group since his election date to the country's presidency in 2014. Until the referendum on April 16, when some of the terms of the Constitution were changed, the country's president was above parties. Now Erdogan is the AKP president./IBNA

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