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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low amid concerns over the president’s economies policies and as a dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding. The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.94, down 7 percent on the day. The … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute

WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The State Department said Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met Wednesday in a bid to ease the crisis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The United States last week imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers over the treatment of Andrew Brunson, the pastor of an evangelical … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor

ISTANBUL | Turkey to freeze assets of 2 US officials in retaliation

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president said Saturday the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation for sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor. Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been “patient” since the U.S. Treasury sanctions imposed Wednesday, but ordered … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey to freeze assets of 2 US officials in retaliation

SINGAPORE | Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally

SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that despite tensions over the detention of an American pastor and other deep differences, Turkey remains a key NATO ally. Pompeo told reporters Saturday that the U.S. “has every intention of continuing to work cooperatively” with Turkey, even after the Trump administration hit two senior Turkish … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally

WASHINGTON | Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey’s detaining of minister

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday. President Donald Trump warned last week that he might impose sanctions against Turkey, a key NATO ally, for its treatment of Andrew Craig Brunson in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey’s detaining of minister

WASHINGTON | Pence: US will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed

WASHINGTON  — The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. Vice President Mike Pence said that if Turkey does not take immediate action to free Andrew Craig Brunson, “the United States of America will impose significant sanctions on Turkey.” He spoke at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence: US will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed

ISTANBUL | Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail

ISTANBUL  — An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1½ years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and put under house arrest as his trial continues. Andrew Craig Brunson, 50, an evangelical Christian pastor originally from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was let out of jail to serve home … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail