Middle East

U.S.-Turkey Tension Over Cleric Explodes After Coup

Erdogan wants Obama to extradite a rival who is living in Pennsylvania. But the State Department insists on evidence that he was involved in the uprising.

Erdogan's supporters fault the U.S.

Photographer: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains of plotting this weekend's military coup, and some Turkish officials accuse the U.S. of playing a role.

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