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Turkey slams US for its 'baseless' human rights report findings

The Turkish government has issued a scathing response to the latest US human rights report, in the latest example of strained ties between the two Nato allies.

The Turkish ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement on Wednesday, said the US's findings regarding Turkey's human rights record were "baseless" and formed on "vague" allegations.

The report, released on Tuesday and entitled the "2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices", faulted Ankara over a series of "significant human rights issues".

It highlighted allegations that ranged from arbitrary killings and torture cases to the jailing of tens of thousands of political foes, including politicians, lawyers, journalists and human rights activists.

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