September 4, 2018 / 1:59 PM / in 2 months

Turkish, U.S. foreign ministers hold phone call - Turkish diplomatic source

ANKARA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke by phone with his U.S. couterpart Mike Pompeo on Tuesday at the request of the U.S. side, a Turkish diplomatic source said, amid a bitter row between the two NATO allies.

Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over the fate of a U.S. evangelical pastor being tried in Turkey for terrorism charges that he denies. The row has sent Turkey’s lira plunging and both sides have imposed import tariffs. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu Editing by Dominic Evans)

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