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Turkey, US relations may get worse

Turkey, US relations may get worse
 
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on 10 January, 2018 Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey’s strained relationship with the US has taken a turn for the worse, following a New York court's decision last week to convict a Turkish banker over a massive plot to help Iran evade American sanctions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it's a conspiracy to remove him from power.

With Erdogan also threatening military action against a key US ally in Syria, relations between the two NATO members could deteriorate further, as Ankara searches for alternative allies.

Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.


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