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Turkey slaps sanctions on 2 US officials in retaliation

 

August 5, 2018



ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will freeze the assets of two U.S. officials in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Turkey's justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor, Turkey's president said Saturday in a move that appeared more symbolic than practical.

Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been "patient" since the U.S. Treasury sanctions were imposed Wednesday, but ordered authorities to "freeze the assets of America's justice and interior ministers in Turkey, if there are any."

It is unclear who that would affect, due to differing Ca...



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