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Turkey says US trade sanctions could destabilise region; lira slide continues

ISTANBUL: Turkey warned on Monday that US trade sanctions against it could destabilise the Middle East and ultimately bolster terrorism and the refugee crisis, underscoring the regional impact of Ankara’s deepening rift with Washington. Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, who is President Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, used a visit to Paris to both take aim at the United States and highlight Ankara’s push for better ties with Europe, given the stand-off with Washington. The rift with the United States over an…