U.S., Turkey agree to work together to resolve issues

Aug 03, 2018, 7:25 AM EDT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of a summit in Singapore.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the sidelines of a meeting of regional ministers in Singapore, where the two leaders agreed to work together on resolving key issues.

During a “constructive” conversation, Pompeo pressed Cavusoglu for the release of Andrew Brunson, a U.S. pastor facing trial in Turkey over charges of backing terrorism, writes Reuters.

The meeting comes on the heels of America’s move to slap sanctions on two of Turkish ministers over the American pastor’s detention, however, Cavusoglu told Pompeo the strategy of sanctions and threats won’t be fruitful, notes Al Jazeera.

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