Trial for US embassy staffer accused of espionage resumes in Turkey

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A US embassy staffer denied espionage charges as his trial resumed in Istanbul on Wednesday – part of a growing rift between Washington and Ankara.Metin Topuz, a Turkish citizen and liaison for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was arrested in 2017.He was accused of contacts with police and a prosecutor suspected of having ties to US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says ordered an attempted coup in 2016.Topuz has denied all allegations against him and told the…

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