Several gunshots from a vehicle by unidentified assailants were fired at the United States Embassy in Ankara early on Aug 20 in an attack that the Turkish government condenmed as "a clear provocation."
Turkey's disappointment regarding the Trump administration's stance is much deeper because it has not taken into account its ally's national security concerns, the Turkish government has said in response to a statement from a White House official that United States President Donald Trump is frustrated Turkey has not released pastor Andrew Brunson.
Projects in the Turkish government's 100-day action plan to supercharge Turkey's tourism sector will make the world see Turkey as a major destination, a top tourism official told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 6.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called on the Turkish government to impose sanctions on two U.S. ministers in retaliation to Washington's sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers over the continued arrest of pastor Andrew Brunson.
The Turkish government has focused on cutting public spending, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has announced, adding that the new economic program would establish a framework to reduce inflation.
Venezuela exported $779 million of gold to Turkey in 2018, according to Turkish government statistics, further evidence that the South American country is shifting its pattern of trade following a wave of sanctions that began last year.
Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on July 19 to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends the unjust detention of U.S. citizens", a senate committee statement said.