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US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump threatens Turkey over Syria

President Donald Trump in a stern letter to the Turkish president last week warned that he could destroy Turkey’s economy if the ongoing military offensive Syria does not cease.

US lifts sanctions on top Turkish ministers

The United States said on Friday it has lifted sanctions imposed on two top ministers in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Esenboga International Airport in Ankara, Turkey November 17, 2018. Murat Cetinmuhurdar-Presidential Press Office-Handout via REUTERS

Pompeo suggests US may lift Turkey sanctions linked to pastor

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington may lift sanctions imposed on Turkey during the dispute over its detention of a US pastor.
During a visit to the Oval Office on Saturday, the American pastor freed by Turkey, Andrew Brunson, asked if he could pray for President Trump.

Freed US pastor Andrew Brunson meets Donald Trump at White House

An American pastor held for two years in Turkey on terror-related charges arrived home in the United States on Saturday and sat down with US President Donald Trump, who signalled an easing in the diplomatic crisis sparked by the case.
US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (C) arrives at Adnan Menderes airport in Izmir, on October 12, 2018 after being freed following a trial in a court in Aliaga in western Izmir province. US pastor Andrew Brunson, freed after a two-year detention in Turkey that shook relations between the countries, said on October 12 he was heading home soon. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Freed US pastor Andrew Brunson heads home from Turkey, Donald Trump thanks Recep Erdogan

An American pastor held for two years in Turkey on terror-related charges headed home to the United States on Saturday, where he was to meet with US President Donald Trump, who signaled an easing in the diplomatic crisis sparked by the case.
Andrew Brunson's detention became a cause celebre for US evangelicals [Chris McGrath-Getty Images]

Donald Trump to host freed US pastor Andrew Brunson at White House

US President Donald Trump has welcomed the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on his way back home from Turkey following two years in detention.
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Trial of detained US pastor Andrew Brunson resumes in Turkey

An American pastor whose detention for the past two years by Turkey sparked a crisis in ties with the United States went back on trial on Friday with Washington hopeful he will finally be released.
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US pastor held in Turkey set to go to European court – lawyer

The case against Andrew Brunson, who is being held on terrorism charges, has triggered a full-blown diplomatic dispute between Washington and Ankara with no end in sight.

Turkey detains two more suspects over US embassy shooting

Turkish police have arrested two more people for their suspected links to Monday's drive-by shooting on the US embassy in capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports, in an attack coinciding with increased tensions between the NATO allies.
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John Bolton: Turkey can end lira crisis ‘instantly’ by freeing pastor

US President Donald Trump's national security adviser has said that Turkey could end its lira-battering crisis with Washington "instantly" by freeing a detained American pastor, adding that a Qatari cash infusion would not help Ankara's economy.
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Turkey begs Donald Trump over bank probe

The United States (U.S.) on Sunday rejected offer from Turkey to release detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, for the suspension of investigation into Turkish bank, Halkbank.

Court again rejects US pastor Andrew Brunson’s appeal for release

A Turkish court again rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday.

Turkey promises US tit-for-tat response

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond measure-for-measure if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

Turkey ready to solve disputes with US

Turkey has said it is willing to speak with the US to resolve an ongoing dispute between the two NATO allies, as the White House appeared to ratchet up pressure on Ankara.
his handout picture taken and released by Turkish Presidential Press Service sows Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saluting supporters after Friday prayers, in Bayburt, August 10, 2018. Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister, son-in-law of Erdogan, Berat Albayrak will reveal a " new economic model " as the Turkish Lira has lost more than 30 percent of its value since the start of the year / Murat KULA / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP

Turkey doubles tariffs on some US goods amid rising tensions

Turkey doubled tariffs on some imports from the United States - such as passenger cars, alcohol and tobacco - in what it said was retaliation for "deliberate attacks" on its economy.
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President Erdogan: Turkey will boycott US electronic products

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the U.S., which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a U.S. evangelical pastor.
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Turkey pledges action to save currency

Turkey has vowed to take measures later today to calm market fears sparked by the precipitous plunge in the lira’s value as its president accused Washington of spearheading an “underhand plot” against his country.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018.Turkey is marking two years since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society. The authorities have declared July 15, an annual national holiday of "democracy and unity", billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

President Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a "political plot" and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies.

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