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Air Base: Government Trump and Action Marks

air base: Trump's promise of unspecified punishing action marks the latest deterioration in relations between Turkey and the U.S. as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers expand two years after a failed coup against his government, according to CTV. Trump also has praised his counterpart, saying Erdogan's leadership is getting very high marks. Turkey's response was both harsh and dismissive, calling his words unacceptable and a cheap threat. The U.S has long depended on a key air base in Turkey's south, most recently to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group. On Wednesday, he was let out of jail after 1 1/2 years, transferred to house arrest because of health problems, according to Turkey's official Anadolu news agency. Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson was first detained by Turkish authorities in the aftermath of the failed 2016 coup. ( As reported in the news.