US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham expressed hope for a more strategic relationship between Ankara and Washington after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York.
The US president has imposed tariffs on Mexico to punish the country for failing to stop the flow of migrants towards the US border. It’s a tactic he uses frequently to pressure rivals.
Is the US finally taking Turkish concerns and regional interests into account?
The New York prosecutor's office had been asked by the court to present details of its appeal by December 6 but the appeal to extend Hakan Atilla's sentence had later been withdrawn meaning he will serve no longer than 32 months in prison.
In what appeared to be a rare instance of diplomatic camaraderie between Ankara and Washington, some constructive rhetoric was exchanged in October. But major disagreements continue to cast a shadow over future ties.
The US removed Turkey's Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu from the Global Magnitsky Act sanctions list, according to the Treasury Department website. The sanctions were over the detention of an American pastor.
Evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, who was arrested by Turkish authorities in 2016 on charges of espionage and links with terror groups, released by Turkish court.
Andrew Craig Brunson – a US pastor who is at the centre of a diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington – is under arrest on charges of espionage and for his alleged links to the PKK and Fetullah Terror Organisation, charges he denies.
US pastor Andrew Brunson’s trial resumes on Friday, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has faith in the court's ruling.
The Turkish president's remarks come after Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted saying that joint training of US and Turkish soldiers for patrols in Manbij had begun.
Lobbyists with ties to the Republican party in the US have made efforts to sway US foreign policy negatively against Turkey.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States is currently working with trainers and it would be followed by a few weeks of training with Turkish troops before the joint patrols start.
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