Turkey's top diplomat on Tuesday presented top Trump administration officials with a series of big requests, including extradition of scores of people linked to an exiled Turkish cleric and a permanent exemption from U.S. sanctions for importing Iranian oil.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he had given Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton a list of 84 people tied to Fetullah Gulen whom Ankara wants extradited to face charges related to a failed coup. The 84 include Gulen himself, who lives in Pennsylvania and denies involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.
Cavusoglu gave no indication as to the reaction to the list from either Pompeo or Bolton. But he said he was pleased that the U.S. was looking at Turkey's request. Turkey has sought Gulen's extradition in the past but has been rebuffed.