A man's shadow is seen behind a Turkish flag at Taksim square in Istanbul, on Saturday, July 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Turkish authorities Saturday arrested three former top diplomats over the failed July 15 coup, including a senior official who brokered a meeting between the then premier and the U.S.-based preacher blamed for the plot.Davutoglu in May 2015 confirmed he had secretly visited Gulen for talks at his Pennsylvania compound aimed at persuading him to return to Turkey to ease tensions in the bureaucracy.He has insisted both Gul and Erdogan, then prime minister, were aware of the visit. Davutoglu insisted there was nothing underhand or illegal about the meeting.Erdogan has even asked forgiveness for failing to see the "true face" of Gulen.
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