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Pompeo: Despite Tensions, Turkey Remains a Key US Ally

Pompeo: Despite Tensions, Turkey Remains a Key US Ally

Friday, 03 August 2018 10:38 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that despite tensions over the detention of an American pastor and other deep differences, Turkey remains a key NATO ally.

Pompeo told reporters Saturday that the U.S. "has every intention of continuing to work cooperatively" with Turkey, even after the Trump administration hit two senior Turkish officials with sanctions due to the continued detention of pastor Andrew Brunson.

Pompeo met with his Turkish counterpart at an Asian security forum in Singapore on Friday. As a result of that, he was hopeful Brunson's case, along with the cases of three detained local State Department employees, would be resolved in the coming days.

Brunson is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges that he and the U.S. government vehemently deny.

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