TURKEY: East, West or Neither?
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Coup in Turkey was probably staged to gain more Power

A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed President Recep Erdogan staged the rebellion himself to justify a major clampdown on opposition forces. 

Fethullah Gulen, who was a former key ally of Erdogan has been blamed by the politician of using his contacts to develop a 'parallel structure' to overthrow the state. 

Erdogan has called on US President Barack Obama to extradite Gulen, who is based in Pennsylvania.