Erdogan believes that the coup was orchestrated by exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, now living in Pennsylvania, and he blames the United States for harboring the guy.
Obama spoke at the G-20 summit in China and kissed up to the people of Turkey for resisting the coup attempt. He said that they "affirmed their commitment to democracy" and they are "the strength and brilliance of democratic institutions."coup,
He also "pulled a Hillary" when he claimed that he was glad Erdogan was safe and able to participate in the G-20 summit. The exchange between to two so-called "leaders" was calmer and somewhat more amiable than the recent exchange Erdogan had with Vice President Joe "The Village Idiot" Biden overt he extradition demand made by Turkey for Gulen.
In an indirect, rather vague reference to Gulen, Obama said the Justice Department and U.S. security teams "will cooperate with Turkish authorities to determine how we can make sure that those who carried out these activities are brought to justice;" implying that he would sell Gulen 'down the river' if he could make it look justified to the public.
The 'lame duck' also made clear his "unequivocal condemnation of these actions" and that he personally spoke to Erdogan when the coup attempt first got underway in July. He called to offer U.S. support (LOL).
When Gulen's possible extradition was discussed several weeks ago, there was visible tension when Biden visited Turkey. On Sunday, Erdogan said that his government is gathering "post-coup evidence" to show that Gulen orchestrated the plot from the U.S. and will submit the details to U.S. authorities, adding that officials from both countries are working their collective tails off over the extradition request.
Rumor has it that the Obama team that is working with the Erdogan team is the same group of dedicated people that discovered a video had been responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed 4 Americans, one of whom was an ambassador named Chris Stevens.
Obama thanked the Turkish people and Erdogan in their quest to defeat ISIS and their humanitarian efforts in response to the years-long civil war in Syria.
Erdogan called on Obama to fight all terror groups and opposes our support of Kurdish fighters that they consider to be terrorists.
Obama mumbled that he is currently working diligently to fight two of the biggest terrorist groups back home in the U.S.: the police and the GOP.