There were riots between Kurdish protesters and the Turkish President Erdogan's security guards in Washington. The police have announced an investigation.
The Turkish lira crash is threatening to turn into a debt and liquidity crisis, with no end in sight. Instead of acting the Turkish leadership has warned of an "economic war," and hit back at a "currency plot."
Tensions between the NATO allies have grown in recent days as the two sides tussle over the fate of Pastor Andrew Brunson. The American clergyman has spent most of the past two years in a Turkish prison.
The United States and Turkey have agreed to deal with the row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson diplomatically. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Turkey of serious consequences if the pastor is not released.
There are a plethora of issues straining US-Turkish ties. So it is odd that the fate of one US pastor has sent relations between the two NATO allies into a tailspin.
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