Turkish President especially sharply criticized the US and West in backing terrorists. Ankara demands to extradite Fethullah Gülen a Turkish preacher, former imam, writer, and political figure, the founder of the Gülen movement, and the inspiration figure for its largest organization, the Alliance for Shared Values. This is a second time Turkish authorities are addressing Washington for his extradition.
Erdogan believes he is villain, interfering with the state's security questions, and US refusal for his extradition, Erdogan takes as denial of strategic partnership between Turkey and USA. At the same time he puts under the question the West's fight against terrorism. "Unfortunately the West backs a terrorism but not a democracy, "- Erdogan tells.
Washington already responded to Erdogan's statements, declaring that they respect his criticism of USA government members.