In an embarrassment for Washington, a high-ranking Turkish military officer on a posting to a Nato base in Virginia claimed asylum in the United States.

Turkish admiral Mustafa Ugurlu had been on a posting to a Nato base in Virginia at the time of the 15 July botched coup and had recently been recalled home by the Turkish government.

The rear admiral had been working at Nato's Allied Command Transformation headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, where 26 Turkish military are posted. Mustafa U...

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