Pompeo Renews Calls for the Return of American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey
Pompeo Renews Calls for the Return of American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to supporters in Istanbul
04 August, 2018, 14:43
He gave an nearly two hour policy speech in Ankara Friday, without once referring directly to the tensions.
Pastor Andrew Brunson was held in prison for almost two years before he was moved to house arrest last week, disappointing American officials who expected his release.
Davutoğlu said the USA decision is a risky move and "incompatible with the most simple diplomatic courtesy and mutual respect". He risks up to 35 years in prison if found guilty.
The sanctions, announced Wednesday, allow the USA government to target individuals and companies involved in corruption or human-rights abuses, which in this case include Turkey's justice and interior ministers.
The two NATO allies have been at loggerheads over Turkey's detention of a North Carolina-born Christian pastor on terror charges.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he and Pompeo agreed to move forward with diplomatic negotiations.
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"They've been holding these folks for a long time".
The Turkish lira, which has been in decline against the dollar for most of 2018, fell to a record low of five to the dollar on Wednesday, after dropping 1.7 per cent following the sanctions announcement.
Meanwhile, Pompeo noted that Brunson's detainment was just one of many issues the USA has with Turkey - for instance, Turkey's ongoing detention of three Turkish employees of the United States consulate in Istanbul. His next hearing is on October 12.
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Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who has lived in Turkey for the last 23 years, has been in Turkish custody on terrorism and espionage charges since being arrested shortly after a failed coup attempt on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government.
After Ankara launched an offensive in January supporting Syrian rebels against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in its western enclave of Afrin in Syria, the United States called for restraint.
Erdogan on Friday said in his Ankara speech that Turkey expected joint efforts regarding Manbij "to continue without being affected by other issues", in a possible indirect reference to the dispute with Washington.
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Pompeo said the United States "will never seek domination in the Indo-Pacific", and that "we will oppose any country that does". Government spending by itself "can never address the Indo-Pacific's needs", he added.
The minutes explained that Brexit is still one of the most important considerations for the bank's rate-setting committee. The central bank hiked interest rates by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent, in the second such hike in three months.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, quickly responded, also via Twitter: "No one dictates Turkey". Last week, Ankara rebuked Trump's threats, which had been echoed by his Vice President Mike Pence .
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