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Money laundering trial could further chill already tense US-Turkish relations

U.S. and Turkish relations are already severely strained, and an upcoming trial in New York involving a businessman with links to Ankara’s political elite could see the situation worsen.

The trial is likely to result in “a lot of dirty laundry getting aired,” according to an insider close to the case.

“It is going to be very embarrassing to the Turks.”

Trump Erdogan 1a Getty Images LLLL“There’s bad blood on both sides,” said Bulent Aliriza, founding director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based conservative think tank.

two NATO allies and continued access to Turkey’s Incirlik air base, a strategic facility used by the U.S. since the 1950s.

Experts suggest U.S.-Turkish relations are at the lowest point since 1974, when Congress imposed an…

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