Turkey issues arrest warrant against cleric self-exiled in US

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Turkey issues arrest warrant against cleric self-exiled in US

<p>A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for a US-based cleric accused by the Turkish President of trying to overthrow him. </p> <p>Fethullah Gulen has been living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999 and has been a vocal critic of the government. </p> <p>Gulen has been engaged in a war of words with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ever since a corruption probe was launched against the inner-circle of Erdogan a year ago.</p> <p>The president blamed the investigation in part on Gulen, but the cleric denied any involvement.</p>