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    Turkey Says US 'Destroying Ties' as Joe Biden Heads to Ankara

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker discusses the deterioration of relations between the United States and Turkey with Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Daniel McAdams.

    Turkey’s Prime Minister says the US is destroying ties between the two countries. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Ankara tomorrow to attempt to smooth things over, but the Turkish government is still furious that the U.S. refuses to extradite the man they claim masterminded the failed coup.

    Italy hosted the leaders of Germany and France as part of increasingly desperate efforts to relaunch the European project and chart a way forward after the stinging blow from the Brexit vote, but is the writing already on the wall for the EU? Becker is joined by filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to talk about if there's a path forward for Europe's 27-member bloc.

    Peace talks have kicked off between the government of the Philippines and the communist rebels who have been at war for nearly five decades. As key rebel leaders have walked free in recent days and a ceasefire has taken effect, is peace more realistic than ever before? Bernadette Ellorin, chairperson of BAYAN-USA, joins Becker to discuss the talks.

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