US Justice Department spends more time on Gülen extradition request than others: US official

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:23Jul2018

“Ironically, we have been investigating the Gülen network probably longer than the Turkish government has, long before the coup attempt,” said the official.

“The U.S. and Turkey have been discussing the Gülen network for many years. It is a positive story in recent months that we have stepped up our cooperation,” said the official in response to whether the U.S. has warned the government of Turkey about the movement before. He did not further elaborate on the nature of these talks.