Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has triggered fierce criticism by blocking Twitter. He has even angered his party colleague President Abdullah Gul, who spoke out against the ban - using Twitter.
The State Department has denied a report claiming the Trump administration was mulling how to deport Gulen. The move was reportedly designed to ease pressure on ally Saudi Arabia after a journalist was murdered.
Turkey has been exempt from oil sector sanctions imposed by Washington on the regime in Tehran. But Turkish businesses fear the possible consequences of a likely shift in Donald Trump's mood toward Turkey.
Every day reveals further details of the apparent state-sanctioned murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here is how events unfolded.
The new measures target 700 individual and entities in the financial, shipping and energy sectors. Eight countries, including Turkey, will be given waivers to keep buying Iranian oil.
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