US says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured President Donald Trump at a cabinet meeting on Thursday that sanctions were ready to be put in place if Mr Brunson, a pastor on trial in Turkey on terrorism charges, was not freed.

Brunson has been held in Turkey since 2016, accused of helping plot a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Last week, President Trump authorized doubling tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum which has further strained economic tensions with Turkey. "He's not a spy".

"They have not proven to be a good friend", Trump said of Turkey during the cabinet meeting.

Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott USA products.

The Trump administration said it would use a section of USA law that allows for tariffs on national security grounds to impose the increased duties.

The Turkish lira continued to retreat from its historic low against the dollar on Thursday after Qatar announced a $15 billion funding package for Turkey's wobbling economy.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced yesterday that the country would boycott all electronics from the United States amid tension and rising conflict between the two countries and its leaders.

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Speaking as he left the White House on Friday, Trump told reporters on the South Lawn: "They have a wonderful Christian pastor".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States of trying to "bring Turkey to its knees".

The lira went into a tailspin after a diplomatic spat with the US over a detained pastor in Turkey.

"We have responded to the measures the United States has taken, and will continue to do so based on our worldwide trade law rights and in accordance to World Trade Organization rules", said the minister, Pekcan Ruhsar. United States officials maintain there is no credible evidence against Brunson, and the Trump administration has negotiated for weeks to secure his release. "We will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man, but we are cutting back on Turkey!" he Tweeted.

In a conference call with thousands of investors and economists, Albayrak - who is Erdogan's son-in-law, said Turkey fully understood and recognised all of its domestic challenges, but was dealing with what he described as a market anomaly.

On Wednesday, in retaliation, Turkey increased tariffs on several US -origin products, including alcohol and tobacco products and cars.

The ongoing case has caused a deterioration in U.S. Turkey's banking watchdog on Wednesday also moved to crack down on shorting of the lira.

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