Gulen Demands International Probe of Failed Turkish Coup: Monde


Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, sits at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa. on March 15, 2014.

Photographer: Selahattin Sevi/AP Photo

Exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has called for an international investigation into the failed military coup attempt July 15 that sought to topple the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Writing in French daily newspaper Le Monde, Gulen "categorically" rejects allegations by Erdogan that he was the instigator of the coup. Anyone involved in the coup attempt should be punished after a fair trial, he writes.

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