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August 8, 2018 11:42 AM Turkish delegation to meet with U.S. State Dept officials: spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Turkish delegation will meet with officials from the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, part of a visit to Washington this week to address growing friction between the NATO allies who remain at odds over Ankara’s holding of an American evangelical pastor. “We can confirm that a Turkish delegation will meet with State Department 33

August 7, 2018 9:29 PM Turkish Delegation Seeks to Mend Rift With U.S

Officials plan to meet American counterparts in Washington to resolve disputes, including fate of detained American pastor and trade disagreements ISTANBUL—Turkey has dispatched top officials to Washington to defuse a series of bilateral spats with the U.S. that have exacerbated tension between the two NATO allies and pushed the Turkish currency to record 34

August 1, 2018 2:47 PM Georgia raps Russia at start of U.S.-led war games

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia’s president denounced Russia on Wednesday for illegally occupying part of the country as it began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and several other NATO members. About 1,300 soldiers from Georgia, 1,170 from the United States and several hundred from eight other NATO member states joined in maneuvers 43

July 30, 2018 2:44 PM U.S. pastor appeals for release, lifting of travel ban: lawyer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Christian American pastor standing trial in Turkey on terrorism charges has appealed to a Turkish court to release him from house arrest and lift his travel ban, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Relations between Turkey and the United States have spiraled into a full-blown crisis over the trial of pastor Andrew Brunson, who was in custody 48

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July 29, 2018 10:23 AM Erdogan: Turkey will not back down due to US sanctions

ISTANBUL – Turkey's president says country will not back down if the United States imposes sanctions in a diplomatic dispute involving an arrested American pastor. Speaking privately to journalists late Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke his silence on the crisis: "They cannot make Turkey back down with sanctions." On Thursday, U.S. President 75

July 28, 2018 5:57 PM US, Turkey discuss detained US pastor after Trump threat

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Turkish counterpart about an American pastor detained on terrorism and espionage charges. It could be a possible indication the NATO allies are trying to ease tensions that flared this week after President Donald Trump said the U.S. would impose sanctions in retaliation. Turkey has called 70

July 26, 2018 7:03 PM 'Kosovo's Mandela' dies at 82

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Adem Demaci, a former long-term political prisoner known to ethnic Albanians as the “Mandela of Kosovo” for his resistance to Serb rule, died on Thursday at the age of 82, officials said. Demaci spent 28 years in Serb jails during Yugoslav times and was considered a symbol for Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanians in their struggle 50

July 26, 2018 2:34 PM Pence: US will sanction Turkey unless American pastor freed

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence is threatening NATO ally Turkey with economic sanctions over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. Pence said Thursday that if Turkey does not take immediate action to free Andrew Craig Brunson, "the United States of America will impose severe economic sanctions on Turkey." He spoke at the close 40

July 26, 2018 10:38 AM Britain scrambles Romania-based jets to intercept Russian plane

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Royal Air Force said on Thursday Typhoons based in Romania were scrambled in response to Russian aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea. Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the two Typhoon jets responded to the suspected bomber aircraft heading 43