Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is facing an "economic war" after the lira hit a fresh record low against the dollar amid rising tensions with Washington.
The FETO and its USA -based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and almost 2,200 injured.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Singapore on Friday, their first meeting since the crisis began.
Turkey and the U.S. on Friday failed to resolve a diplomatic standoff over a detained pastor in talks between their top diplomats, with Ankara warning sanctions imposed by Washington would not work. He denies the charges but faces up to 35 years in jail. He was recently moved from prison to house arrest.
"They agreed to continue to try to resolve the issues between our two countries", Nauert said. "But we have agreed to work together, closely cooperate and keep the dialogue in the coming period". "These are innocent people", he said.
He said the sanctions are meant to show Turkey that the United States is "serious" about the issue.
Bank of England set to raise rates to highest level since 2009
A day after inflation-spooked RBI went for the second straight interest rate hike, markets are showing greenshoots of worry. All nine members of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to raise the base rate by a quarter of a per cent.
State Dept. announces $113 million in initiatives in Asia
The United States' first outlined its strategy to develop the Indo-Pacific economy at an Asia-Pacific summit a year ago . We want it to be free, we want it to be open.
North Korea building new missiles, U.S. spies claim
In reality, North Korea is one of the world's most impoverished countries and arguably the most repressive regime in the world. Still, the initial "field forensic review" indicates that the "remains are what North Korea said they were", Byrd said.
After reports that the U.S. would sanction individuals over the case, the lira hit a record low of 5.01 against the dollar, before rallying slightly to 4.9.
"I am instructing my friends today, we will freeze assets, if there are any, of the USA justice and interior secretaries in Turkey", Erdogan, speaking at a ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party meeting in Ankara, was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu news agency.
The United States has also been seeking the release of three locally employed embassy staff detained in Turkey.
He is scheduled to appear before a court in October for his third hearing after the court rejected an appeal for his release in a July 18 hearing.
Brunson's case has resonated with President Donald Trump and particularly with Vice President Mike Pence, who has close ties to evangelical Christians. He was also charged with supporting outlawed PKK Kurdish militants.