Anti-US sentiment in Turkey has reached its peak after a plotted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed.
Turkish people think Washington was behind the failed coup that took place a few weeks ago. The anti-US sentiment has reached levels rarely seen before.
The Turkish government accuses Washington of plotting to topple President Erdogan and says the US government wanted the coup to succeed.
Turkey says Fethullah Gulen, who lives in the United States at the moment, is the mastermind behind the coup and want him back for trial. Washington, however, refuses to give him back to Turkish government.
All of this has led to a great level of anti-US sentiment among Turkish people.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag has said that it is up to Washington to extradite Gulen to prevent “anti-US sentiment” turning into “hate”.
"The United States just thinks about its own interests. And it's Turkey who suffers," said Cihan, a young resident of Istanbul.
The US government has rebutted any suggestion that it had a hand in the coup and wanted it to succeed.
"I’m deeply disturbed and offended by the accusations that the US government was involved in this illegal coup attempt," Ambassador John Bass told Turkish journalists.