U.S.-Turkey Tensions Could Stall Progress Against ISIS

(New York Times) Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt - American and European intelligence and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday that escalating tensions between the U.S. and Turkey over the detention of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson could jeopardize cooperation between the two countries and halt new progress against Islamic State in Syria. A senior administration official said the U.S. is also demanding the release of Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who has been imprisoned for nearly a year, and three Turkish citizens who worked for the State Department in Turkey. The official said that if Brunson was not released by Wednesday, more sanctions could be put in place.

2018-08-15 00:00:00

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