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Kerry To Turkey: Send Us Evidence, Not Allegations On Gulen

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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Turkey to hand over hard evidence that a U.S.-based cleric was behind a failed coup attempt. That's if they want him extradited.

Kerry said Wednesday he had made that clear in several phone calls with Turkey's foreign minister in recent days that mere allegations of wrongdoing against Fethullah Gulen would not meet U.S. extradition requirements.

Turkey submitted documents about Gulen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania, to the Justice Department on Tuesday. U.S. officials have not yet said whether they constitute a formal extradition request.

Kerry also said Turkish officials have said that power to the Incirlik Air Base that was cut off in the aftermath of the coup would be restored in the next two days.

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