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Turkish-financed mosques in Europe allegedly spying for Erdogan

By Tom Heneghan — April 19, 2017

PARIS (RNS) European lawmakers are calling for tighter restrictions on the mosques, which critics say keep diaspora Turks from fully integrating.

Turkey post-coup crackdown also targets US Protestants

By Jerome Socolovsky — December 4, 2016

ISTANBUL (RNS) Analysts say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has been targeting American Christians in retaliation for United States’ failure to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen, as demanded by the Turkish government.

Turkey’s leader says US has ‘no excuse’ to keep imam blamed for coup

By RNS staff — August 24, 2016

(RNS) The Turkish government has long said it wants the imam extradited. Now the request is official.

US-based Turkish cleric says he’d accept extradition

By Jerome Socolovsky — July 17, 2016

ISTANBUL — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is willing to help Turkey as it tries to identify those involved in the coup attempt.

US-based cleric denies role in Turkey coup attempt

By RNS staff — July 16, 2016

ISTANBUL — U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen denies accusations he played a role in the attempted coup in Turkey and said he condemned “in the strongest terms” the attempt to topple the government.

Greece and Turkey spar over Ramadan prayers at Hagia Sophia

By Lauren Markoe — June 14, 2016

(RNS) The beloved Hagia Sophia is not officially a mosque or a church. Now some Christians are afraid that its secular status is changing.

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