Trump administration officials last month asked federal law enforcement agencies to examine legal ways of removing exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to two senior U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the requests. The effort includes directives to the Justice Department and FBI that officials reopen Turkey's case for his extradition, as well as a request to the Homeland Security Department for information about his legal status, the four people said.


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NBC News— "Once they realized it was a serious request, the career guys were furious," a U.S. official said of request tied to Khashoggi killing.

www.msnbc.com—WH requests reopening Turkish cleric extradition case of Fethullah Gulen. White House requests to reopen the Turkish cleric extradition case of Fethullah Gulen to ease Trukish pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Newsweek—Who Is Fethullah Gulen? Trump Administration Considering Extraditing U.S. Resident Who Fears For His Life if Sent Back to Turkey. Gulen has been living in the U.S. since 1999 and no administration has wanted to extradite him.

www.independent.co.uk—Trump 'not considering' extraditing exiled Turkish Islamic cleric, despite US efforts to reduce Turkish pressure on Saudi Arabia. US president calls Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan 'friend' of his