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Ankara lashes out at US envoy over security alerts: 'Get your filthy hands off Turkey'

Turkey’s rhetoric against Washington and several European capitals grows more belligerent, with the interior minister calling out the American ambassador.
A picture taken on Aug. 20, 2018, shows a general view of the US Embassy in Ankara.

Turkish ministers lashed out at the United States and several European countries on Friday amid a controversy over Western security alerts and the closure of diplomatic missions.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized Western capitals for failing to share concrete information about the security threat that prompted Western security alerts and the closure of European diplomatic missions.

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