Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup.

Biden, who met with Turkish officials in Ankara on Wednesday, said that the extradition process would take time as he reaffirmed Washington's cooperation in the case of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen has denied any involvement in the July 15 coup attempt that killed more than 270 people.

"I understand the intense feeling your government and the people of Turkey have about him," Biden said at news conference after meeting with Prime Minister Binali...