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“I condemn and reject in the strongest terms the attempted coup,” Fethullah Gulen said in an interview with USA TODAY and several other reporters.
Seated in a reception room in his 25-acre Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, he denied any involvement in Friday’s coup, as he has said repeatedly all weekend.
“I even reject and condemn in the strongest terms the idea, the consideration of a military coup,” Gulen said through an interpreter. “If I had the chance I would stand in front of the people who would attempt such a thing and open my arms and beg them to stop.”