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Old Grudges Blow Up in the Turkey-U.S. Feud

  • Mutual visa freeze marks latest crisis between NATO members
  • Resentments over foiled coup, Syria clashes underlie tension
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Why U.S. Relations With Turkey Are Deteriorating

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With its arrest warrants and visa freezes, the Turkey-U.S. standoff looks more like a flashpoint between enemies than a difference of views among friends.

That’s because the crisis, which sent Turkish markets reeling on Monday, blew up only after years of tension and mutual recrimination. The two countries have been trading accusations that are increasingly hard to square with their status as NATO allies.