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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.
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

President Erdogan warns Turkey’s partnership with US ‘in jeopardy’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy as ties strain, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies, in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Saturday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Donald Trump over sanctions threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed.

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