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    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the recent botched coup, could stage another coup in Kyrgystan.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the recent botched coup, could try to stage one more coup, in Kyrgyzstan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

    "If a coup to take place in Kyrgyzstan, it will be staged by Gulen's movement. It is the biggest threat for Kyrgyzstan," Cavusoglu said in an interview televised on CNN Turk.

    On July 15, the coup attempt took place in Turkey. It was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the plotters, according to the country's authorities.

    Turkish officials have accused Gulen, who has lived in the US state of Pennsylvania since 1999, of orchestrating the failed military coup and are demanding hos extradition by the United States.

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