Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd gathered before Ankara's Presidential Palace on July 9, 2018, the day of his inauguration for another term in office. Erdogan's brazen use of imprisoned U.S. citizens as a bargaining chip with the United States has put more strain on the countries' alliance.
Even if Washington and Ankara can come to an agreement on the imprisoned American pastor and other U.S. citizens detained in Turkey, they may not be able to keep their alliance intact....
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