Turkish FM says Germany is not meeting demands on Gulen network

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Germany is not meeting its demands over the Gulen network. (File/AFP)
Updated 14 November 2018

Turkish FM says Germany is not meeting demands on Gulen network

  • President Tayyip Erdogan called on Berlin to extradite what he said were the hundreds Gulen supporters living in Germany
  • Turkey blames Gulen for the failed coup which took place in 2016

ANKARA: Germany is far from meeting Turkey’s demands regarding alleged members of the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup, according to the text of a speech by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
In September, President Tayyip Erdogan called on Berlin to extradite what he said were the hundreds Gulen supporters residing in Germany. The Cavusoglu comment was in the text of a speech which he was making in parliament.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany needed more evidence if it was to class the movement as a terrorist organization, as Ankara is demanding.


North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

Updated 18 November 2019

North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

  • Kim Kye Gwan says Washington must discard what North Korea sees as its “hostile” policies to keep the negotiations alive

SEOUL: North Korea has responded to a tweet by US President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return.

The statement on Monday by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan is the latest call by North Korea for US concessions ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim
Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal to salvage nuclear diplomacy.

Kim Kye Gwan says Washington must discard what North Korea sees as its “hostile” policies to keep the negotiations alive.