Biden to Visit Turkey on Aug. 24

Biden to Visit Turkey on Aug. 24Biden to Visit Turkey on Aug. 24

US Vice President Joe Biden is to visit Turkey on August 24, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was quoted as saying by Turkish media on Saturday. Speaking to a group of Turkish journalists, Yildirim said Washington’s attitude toward an extradition request for the US-based Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating an attempted coup last month, had improved, Reuters reported.

Yildirim said 81,494 people, including judges, soldiers and civil servants, have either been suspended or sacked since the July 15 abortive putsch.