The United States announced sanctions against two top Turkey officials or a broader list of sanctions.


The United States announced sanctions against two top Turkey officials or a broader list of sanctions.

Original title: the United States announced sanctions against two senior Turkey officials or a list of broader sanctions.

Overseas network August 2 Xinhua local time 1 afternoon, the United States announced that the Ministry of finance is carrying out sanctions against two Turkey officials in response to the arrest of the United States clergyman Brunson in Turkey.

Saunders, a spokesman for the office of the White House, said the U.S. government will impose sanctions on Abdul Mitter Gul of Turkey and Suleiman Soy Lou, the Minister of the interior, according to the The Associated Press. Because the two men played an important role in organizing the arrest of Mr. Earlier, U.S. President Trump threatened to impose sanctions against Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded by saying his government would not shrink back if the United States imposed sanctions and "may take its own course".

Earlier, the Turkish government accused U.S. clergyman Brensen of terrorism and espionage in Turkey, but also participated in the attempted coup in 2016. Brunson denied the accusations and called them "shameless". He was arrested and investigated in December 2016 and has recently been put under house arrest. The US government asked Turkey to release him, but it was rejected.

In addition, Bloomberg reported that some sources said the United States had listed a detailed list of economic sanctions against different entities and individuals in Turkey. (overseas network Hu Juntao)

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