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Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave national flags as they listen to him through a giant screen in Istanbul's Taksim Square, Turkey, August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal


ANKARA (Reuters) - Thirty-two of 208 diplomats recalled by Turkey after a failed coup last month are still at large and Ankara has received information that they have fled to various countries, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Speaking at a news conference in Ankara, Cavusoglu said he had been receiving "positive signals" from the United States regarding its request for the extradition of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the putsch.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)


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