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

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

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