Turkey threatens retaliation against USA after sanctions
02 August, 2018, 13:38 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
Two Turkish employees of U.S. consulates in Turkey are also now in jail on terror charges and another is under house arrest, while several Americans have been caught up in the crackdown that followed the failed coup.
"Without delay, there will be a response to this aggressive attitude that will not serve any objective", it said.
U.S. President Donald Trump has raised the case directly with Erdogan, Sanders said.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that "U.S. attempts to impose sanctions on our two ministers will not go unanswered", although no immediate reciprocation was announced.
"Pastor Brunson's unjust detention and continued prosecution..."
Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly protested against U.S. Treasury Department's decision, calling on the U.S. administration to reverse its "wrong decision". The next hearing is October 12 with the pastor facing 35 years in jail if convicted. He was accused of having ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party and USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is alleged by the Turkish government to have been behind much of the unrest. Gul and Soylu, she said, "played leading roles in the arrest and detention" of Brunson.
The indictment against Brunson accuses him of participating in the coup, as well as attempting to convert Turkish Kurds to Christianity.
Iran Guard Chief: No Talks With 'Great Satan'
Secretary Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, in contrast, seem more interested in forcing Iran to capitulate. Trump has long cast himself as a master negotiator who is most effective when he meets with his counterparts face-to-face.
Pence, who has close ties to the evangelical Christian community, has been following Brunson's case since he was arrested and pressing behind the scenes for action, aides said.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who serves on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said in a statement: "The president is not acting alone". Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thought they had a deal to get Brunson's release last month.
Pompeo said Trump had decided that sanctions were "the appropriate action".
The move targeting Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu further ratcheted up tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, with Ankara vowing to retaliate over the measures and what it dubbed an "aggressive attitude".
"We are still pursuing a diplomatic approach", Nauert said.
Washington accused the two ministers of leading government organisations behind "serious human rights abuses".
Analysts say relations between the United States and Turkey have come under increasing strain in the past two years over the USA role in Syria and Turkey's stronger ties with Russian Federation.
Unfortunately, Facebook's spokeswoman declined to release a further comment about the ongoing complaint. Both the slower growth forecast and heavier spending reflect problems largely of Facebook's own making.
This saga, however, should take an interesting turn soon, as Leicester City are not at all interested in selling the Englishman. The player, for his part, seemed open to a move of a club of United's stature when speaking to the Sun recently.
Barr also indicated she felt like she had apologised enough for her actions. "I imagine you would say that about me", he said. I could fight this, because they didn't give me the notice or the chance to correct. 'That's why I'm allowing this podcast.
Still, he agreed with other experts that say the destruction was also the result of more people living closer to fire-prone areas. The blaze has destroyed at least 536 structures, damaged another 117 and was threatening almost 5,000 others, officials said.
Toronto police say they have "no evidence" that Faisal Hussain's shooting rampage on the Danforth was connected to ISIS. Toronto Mayor John Tory and some city councilors had lunch Wednesday at a Greek restaurant on the street.
The explosion happened about 1 p.m. local time just outside the embassy's southeast corner, an embassy spokesman said. Some witnesses claimed that they heard a blast, however, the nature of the explosion is yet to be determined.
Facebook has been an omnipresent part of American news for what seems like all of 2018, and rarely with a positive connotation . Looking ahead, we will continue to invest heavily in security and privacy because we have a responsibility to keep people safe.
The Gunners returned from the break looking like a new team and grabbed an equaliser through youngster Emile Smith Rowe. For me, he's a very good person, a very good professional and he has a lot of experience in the football world.
The other nine are the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Luxembourg. The objects were on display, but under lock and key, at the cathedral about 50 miles from Stockholm .
Mourinho has already slammed Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial for not being present for the club's pre-season tour. Mourinho praised Ivorian defender Eric Bailly for stepping in after Smalling had pulled up moments before the game.
James Dorsey, an expert on Middle East affairs, said the attacks on oil tankers would draw worldwide attention to Yemen. Oil prices are already high and it is not in the interests of the USA to see them go any higher.
Strong quake shakes Lombok
Today, the head of Rinjani national park said 560 people remain on the mountain, although some have started to descend. The powerful quake, whose epicenter was at a depth of 7 kilometers, hit at 6:47 am local time, the USGS said.
Congress reacts to NRC leaving out 40 lakh people in Assam
Tensions between Assam's indigenous tribes and Bengali-speaking Muslims have led to outbreaks of deadly violence in the past. It was agreed that all foreigners who had entered Assam between 1951 and 1961 would be given full citizenship.
Met Office issue weather warning for East Midlands
The Met Office has issued a level 3 amber alert for the East Midlands with the heatwave set to return. Frances O'Grady, its general secretary, said: "It's no fun working in a baking office or factory".
Israel says to build 400 units after 'stabbing attack'
Israel rejects the widely held view that settlement expansion is one of the greatest obstacles to peace with the Palestinians. Some 300 Palestinians - majority assailants, Israel says - have also been killed in that period, according to news agencies.