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Turkey's relationship with the United States, in particular, is headed for considerable turbulence.The coup attempt heralds a new and uneasy phase in the Turkey-U.S. relationship, because Turkish authorities have linked it to Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher based near Philadelphia since 1999 but with a core group of followers in Turkey.As a result, Gulen's continued residence in Pennsylvania has become not only a contentious issue in the bilateral relationship, but also an important source of rising anti-Americanism in Turkey.The consequences of the failed coup are also likely to affect Turkey's relationship with Europe.As a result, a diplomatic crisis by October is likely, with Turkey claiming that the EU has failed to honor its commitments. The entire refugee package, under which Turkey continues to host more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees, could then come under threat, with consequences for the flow of asylum-seekers.Finally, the botched coup will have repercussions on Turkey's ability to contribute to regional security.
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