Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric

December 20th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he is closely following an inquiry into a U.S.-based Islamic preacher and media outlets close to him and dismissed criticism that the case is politically motivated. Erdogan spoke a day after an Istanbul court ordered the arrest of Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan has accused of leading a terrorist plot to seize power and whose supporters the president has purged from the judiciary and police. The arrest warrant for Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S. ...


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