March 24, 2017 – We are deeply disturbed by news reports that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and senior Turkish officials discussed extrajudicial measures to send Mr. Fethullah Gülen to Turkey without following the formal extradition process. We are heartened that such a plan discussed before the US presidential elections never came to fruition, and it reaffirms our faith in the US justice system where we would expect Mr. Gülen’s name to be cleared should a case against him proceed.
It is clear that President Erdogan knows no bounds – neither expense nor treaty nor law – in his pursuit of an innocent, peaceful man. Unfortunately, his rage also has been directed at his own country, where more than 100,000 people have been arrested, detained, fired, or harassed. We call on President Erdogan to end his persecution of innocent people and to end his witch hunt against Mr. Gülen
About Alliance for Shared Values
The Alliance for Shared Values (AFSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a voice for cultural organizations affiliated with Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by prominent preacher and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. The Alliance strives to promote peace and social harmony by helping reduce misinformation and false stereotypes about any or all ethnic, cultural and religious communities. To learn more about the Alliance, please visit www.afsv.org.
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