President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was offended by accusations that he has hollowed out his department, even though he wants to cut its budget by a third.
The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.
The authorities announced that they had charged 12 Turkish security personnel and four other American and Canadian civilians in connection with an attack on protesters.
Members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail are to face misdemeanor and felony counts in an attack on protesters in Washington last month.
From his Mercedes, President Erdogan watched his supporters and security forces launch a brutal attack on protesters outside his envoy’s residence.