Was the United States involved in the Turkish coup?

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Was the United States involved in the Turkish coup?

The 2016 Coup in Turkey:

On July 15th and 16th, 2016, a coup attempt sought to take down the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. This coup attempt failed, and Erdogan used the aftermath of the crisis to consolidate his power by purging public institutions and changing the Turkish constitution to imbue himself with more power.

Answer and Explanation:

Although Erdogan's government and some pro-Turkish news outlets claimed that Americans or even the United States government played some role in the failed 2016 coup, the United States has denied all such claims. Erdogan's government demanded the extradition from the United States of one of his political rivals, Fethullah Gulen, who lives in exile in there. American opposition to the request caused the Turkish government to claim that the Unite States was harboring a terrorist.


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