The Turkish National Security Council said Monday that the US moves to link defense deal to certain conditions in violation of the international agreements would irreparably hurt strategic ties with Turkey.

The United States’ threatening language against Turkey is unacceptable and disrespectful, the statement reads further.

The day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US would lose a strong and sincere partner if it does not change its attitude toward Turkey, announcing that Pastor Brunson will not be a part of a prisoner swap deal with US.

The statement came after US President Donald Trump said that if Ankara did not free Brunson, Turkey would face sanctions.

Turkish authorities put US pastor Andrew Brunson in jail in 2016 over the accusations of ties to the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, referred to as Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) by Ankara and accused of having orchestrated a failed military coup that took place in Turkey in the same year. The pastor was recently released from a Turkish prison and placed under house arrest.
Source: Sputnik
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but most importantly, both need to get out of syria asap

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Turkey and Iran to pull out is far more important for Syria since both are willing to make Syria a pupp… err, a vassal.
There are just a few hundreds Yanks, but they are actually VERY useful for Syria since they prevent full northern Syria from being invaded by Turkey. As longs as there are Yanks, Erdogan won’t dare to attack Rojava.
In fact, Yanks militaries are Syria’s human shield!

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better than been an israhell puppet like washington is

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LOL. Maybe should you consider the GDP of both countries 😉
Wait for your GF being jailed and whipped just because she danced, just like it happened to many Iranian girls, and you’ll love Iranian shariah.
You should take a look at death penalty in Iran : As citizens of Dar al-Kuffar, most of us are eligible for at least 10 cases of death penalty under Iranian laws for stuff we all do on a regular basis.
It wouldn’t be the case in Israel or USA where you wouldn’t even be annoyed at all calling the head of state a mofo 😉

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“Ankara says comments made by the ambassadors of Israel and Egypt to Cyprus indicating readiness for a military showdown with Turkey over hydrocarbon exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean are “out of place.”” => Huhuhu! And there was already a joint Greece/Egypt/Cyprus/Israel navy drill about 8-9 months ago… Erdogan also threatened to invade Greek islands last year while Nortern-Cyprus is illegally occupied by Turkey for 44 years and Greek capital city Constantinople for near 6 centuries… An interesting point : building experts say that on next big Earthquake on Constantinople, at least 100,000 Turkish-made buildings will collapse. Adding economic+pôlitical factors and… Read more »