Could ‘supernatural wisdom’ prevail in Turkey-US ties?

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:15Oct2018

Cansu Çamlibel reports from Washington:


However, the absence of a comprehensive deal does not necessarily mean that the United States has not paid any ransom to get Brunson back home. The signals that they had sent to Ankara through the talks between U.S. Treasury officials and Halkbank’s lawyers over a possible fine for evasion of Iran sanctions probably had a considerable effect. I had written last week that a relatively small fine on Halkbank looks plausible. Twelve hours before Brunson’s final trial on Oct. 12 some senior administration officials confirmed to the NBC that the U.S. would ease economic pressure on Turkey if Brunson were set free.