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Trump calls Turkey a ‘problem,’ says detained United States pastor isn’t a spy

18 August 2018, 01:16 | Vera Richards

Trump calls Turkey a ‘problem,’ says detained United States pastor isn’t a spy

Trump calls Turkey a ‘problem,’ says detained United States pastor isn’t a spy

U.S. support for Kurdish rebel groups fighting Islamic State fighters in northern Syria is another major difficulty, given Turkey's battle against a Kurdish insurgency in its own country.

"They made up this phoney charge that he's a spy", Trump said.

A higher court in Izmir upheld a lower-court decision that rejected the lifting of Brunson's house arrest, according to the state-run Anadolu agency and the newspaper HaberTurk. It's not clear how much more they'd be willing to contribute if the USA just keeps making things worse.

"I think that Turkey is so integrated into the global economic system that it has realized it can not afford to have bad ties with both the United States and Europe", Soner Cagaptay, Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, explained to The Media Line. Those sanctions caused great turmoil in financial markets, and contributed to the huge slump seen by the Turkish lira in the last two weeks.

The Trump administration said it would use a section of USA law that allows for tariffs on national security grounds to impose the increased duties.

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"They should have given him back a long time ago, and Turkey has in my opinion acted very, very badly", Trump told reporters at the White House, referring to Brunson.

The U.S. doubled its tariffs on metal imports from Turkey earlier this month.

Turkey has since imposed retaliatory tariffs on the U.S.

USA stocks suffered their worst day in seven weeks after the move, and the lira gained 7 percent against the dollar.

He asked Mnuchin for an update on sanctions punishing Turkey for pastor Andrew Brunson's detention. Vice President Mike Pence has been especially outspoken on the Brunson case, particularly before Christian audiences.

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Officials reportedly know Brunson's release is the first step to alleviating the diplomatic and economic crises sparked between the two countries, but are aiming for further negotiation with the US.

He later tweeted: "Turkey has taken advantage of the United States for many years".

Erdogan has moved to shore up alliances in Europe and the Middle East, easing pressure on the battered lira, as the standoff with the USA has deepened.

Wall Street stocks had risen strongly on Thursday following news of the resumption of trade talks between the United States and China but some analysts suggested on Friday that the rally was exaggerated.

"There was considerable risk aversion through the early part of the week with fears of Turkish contagion weighing on risk assets and that seems to have reversed somewhat here", said Karl Schamotta, a strategist at Cambridge Global Payments in Toronto.

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Later in the year, the U.S. will also reimpose sanctions on Iran's oil and energy exports and transactions with the central bank. He said Iran had "always welcomed negotiations" but that Washington would first have to demonstrate it can be trusted.

"Qatar & Turkey's relationship goes beyond strategic partnerships", Qatar's interior minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani tweeted in the wake of the announcement.



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