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    The United States would consider extraditing Fethullah Gulen to Turkey under the terms of the existing extradition agreement between Washington and Ankara, US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass said in a statement on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Turkish officials have accused Gulen, a US permanent resident, of orchestrating a failed coup in the country on Friday.

    "[W]e have been clear that the United States would be willing to provide assistance to Turkish authorities conducting their investigation into the coup attempt," Bass stated. "If Turkey decides to submit an extradition request for anyone legally resident in the United States, it will be considered under the terms of the US-Turkey extradition agreement."

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