Fethullah Gulen extradition request: Extradition Treaty between Turkey and the United States (full text in English and Turkish)

Turkey has formally requested the extradition of a controversial Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen from the United States. The Department of State and Department of Justice are considering the application.


Cristina Sáenz Pérez, “Turkey requests extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the US,” International Extradition Portal, July 20, 2016.

Dana Stuster, “Turkey Requests Gulen’s Extradition as Crackdown Widens, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2016

For background on the extradition request and the extradition process in the United States, see

(1) The full text of the 1979 U.S.-Turkey Extradition Treaty (in force since 1981), is found here.

(2) Ronald J. Hedges, “International Extradition: A Guide for Judges,” )Federal Judicial Center International Litigation, 2014).

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