US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights and 'combative' foreign policy | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US senators urge Biden to press Turkey on human rights and 'combative' foreign policy

A bipartisan majority of the US Senate called on President Joe Biden to push Turkey to do more to protect human rights and end Ankara's "belligerent and combative" foreign policy.

Fifty-four senators signed a letter sent to Biden on Tuesday, which accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of marginalising domestic opposition, silencing critical media, jailing journalists and purging independent judges.

"Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken the country down an increasingly authoritarian path. He has systematically marginalized domestic opposition, silenced or coopted critical media outlets, purged independent judges and replaced them with party loyalists and jailed scores of journalists," the letter said.

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