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Turkey's Detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson Prompts U.S. Sanctions. What's At Stake?

Aug 2, 2018 | 21:07 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018, in Brussels.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018, in Brussels. The United States and Turkey maintain the largest and second-largest militaries in NATO, respectively. A serious rift between the two countries would result in disruptions and confusion in the NATO alliance as a whole.

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A number of disputes between Turkey and the United States have finally led Washington to issue symbolically powerful sanctions on two Turkish government ministers over the detention of pastor Andrew Brunson. Here's how the move could damage business and foreign policy agendas on both sides and in the region....

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