Turkey retaliates over U.S. sanctions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders freezing of US Cabinet members assets

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Friday that he expects the roadmap in Syria's Manbij to continue with the U.S., without being affected by the recent tensions.

Brunson faces up to 35 years in jail on charges of carrying out activities on behalf of two terror organisations - the group led by US-based Fethullah Gulen blamed for the July 2016 failed coup and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkey's president ordered the asset freeze of two USA officials in retaliation for sanctions imposed on its justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Friday to try to resolve a series of disputes, after relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies sank to their lowest point in decades.

Steps taken by the United States about pastor Andrew Brunson were not suitable for a strategic partner and were disrespectful to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

"Of course you can't expect all issues to be resolved in a single meeting". He was recently moved from prison to house arrest. "But we have agreed to work together, closely cooperate, and keep the dialogue in the coming period", Cavusoglu said after the talks with Pompeo.

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"Brunson needs to come home, as do all the Americans being held by the Turkish government", Pompeo told reporters ahead of the summit.

The move is created to put the Turks on notice that the "clock had run out" and that it was time for Pastor Brunson to be returned home, Pompeo said.

"We are facing an economic war, but we will win it", Erdogan said, adding Turkey is issuing Chinese Yuan denominated bonds for the first time, and to overcome difficulties due to credit rating reports, Turkey is turning towards China for external borrowing.

Washington and Ankara are also at odds over the Syrian war, Turkey's plan to buy missile defences from Russian Federation and the U.S. conviction of a Turkish state bank executive on Iran sanctions-busting charges this year. "These are innocent people".

It is unclear who that would affect, due to differing Cabinet roles in the United States than in Turkey, or if the intended officials even have any holdings in Turkey. "We call on the USA administration to walk back from this wrong decision", it said in a statement on Wednesday.

After reports that the USA would sanction individuals over the case, the lira hit a record low of 5.01 against the dollar, before rallying slightly to 4.9.

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