Talks Fail to Break Impasse on U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey

Source:Wall Street Journal Date:09Aug2018

Sad moment for Turkey and the lira. Brunson talks fail.

The U.S. failed to secure assurances on Wednesday from Turkey to immediately free an American pastor held for nearly two years on disputed terrorism charges, U.S. officials said, deepening a crisis between the two countries and setting stage for the Trump administration to take new punitive steps.