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WASHINGTON | US, Turkey discuss detained US pastor after Trump threat

WASHINGTON | 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 that a “cheap threat.”

The State Department says Pompeo spoke Saturday with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (MEHV’-loot chah-voo-SHOH’-loo) and they “committed to continued discussions to resolve the matter and address other issues of common concern.”

Andrew Craig Brunson was detained in the aftermath of a failed 2016 coup against Turkey’s government.

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