An Istanbul court ruled on Aug. 15 to release the local chair of Amnesty International after over a year-long detention.
Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Aug. 15 he expected problems with the United States, which battered lira, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary, adding that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will talk to German and French leaders about the ongoing row.
A Turkish court has ruled to seize more than a dozen English Thoroughbreds owned by a Turkish man as a measure in an ongoing divorce case in which he was accused by his Russian wife of calling her as “fat as an elephant.”
A court in Turkey's western province of İzmir rejected an appeal on Aug. 15 for United States Christian pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
President Donald Trump is frustrated that Turkey has not released U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, according to the White House, which is ratcheting up pressure on Ankara to free him after two years of detention.
An ongoing row between Ankara and Washington will not lead to a change in Turkey’s military relations with the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), British Army Major General Felix Gedney said Aug. 14.
Turkey has increased tariffs on several United States-origin products.