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US sanctions ministers after Turkey refuses to release US pastor Andrew Brunson

Turkey-US relations are strained once again after Washington sanctioned Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul. It's in response to Ankara’s refusal to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is currently under house arrest facing charges related to terrorism. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in Singapore. They said both sides would work to resolve the issue. Courtney Kealy looks at how relations got to this point, and what impact this crisis could have on the two NATO allies in the long run.

US imposes sanctions on two Turkish Ministers

US imposes sanctions on two Turkish Ministers

Turkey-US Relations: Turkey sees US-backed SDF as a terror group

Turkey-US Relations: Turkey sees US-backed SDF as a terror group

Turkish FM speaks on Operation Peace Spring at TRT World Forum 2019

Turkish FM speaks on Operation Peace Spring at TRT World Forum 2019

Turkey-Iran relations: Turkish FM Cavusoglu in Iran for 2-day visit

Turkey-Iran relations: Turkish FM Cavusoglu in Iran for 2-day visit

Turkey-France Tensions |​ Three Years of MBS in Power

Turkey-France Tensions |​ Three Years of MBS in Power

Turkey-France Standoff in the Mediterranean

Turkey-France Standoff in the Mediterranean

What's Next for Saudi Arabia Under MBS?

What's Next for Saudi Arabia Under MBS?

Turkey and France at Odds Over Libya

Turkey and France at Odds Over Libya

Turkey's War Against the PKK | Korean War Anniversary

Turkey's War Against the PKK | Korean War Anniversary

70th Anniversary of Korean War

70th Anniversary of Korean War

Turkey’s New Operation Against PKK

Turkey’s New Operation Against PKK

A Turning Point For US-Turkey Relations? | Turkey's COVID-19 Response

A Turning Point For US-Turkey Relations? | Turkey's COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: Turkey Sees a New Spike in Cases

COVID-19: Turkey Sees a New Spike in Cases

A New Era For Turkey-US Ties?

A New Era For Turkey-US Ties?

Turkey-Greece Tensions Escalate

Turkey-Greece Tensions Escalate

Libya's GNA Makes Big Gains | Turkey-Greece Tensions

Libya's GNA Makes Big Gains | Turkey-Greece Tensions

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