US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent that kindled with the barring of Turkish officials to campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum, with later heating up with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Nazism remarks on the European countries.
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