US risks ´losing a friend´, Erdogan warns Biden

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Turkey´s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the United States risked “losing a precious friend” if it tries to corner his country, speaking two weeks before his first meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden.

Already tense, relations between the two NATO states have further deteriorated since Biden replaced Erdogan´s ally Donald Trump in January, with the new president making a point of highlighting Turkey´s dire human rights record.—AFP