BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Trump administration has rejected Turkey’s offer to release the U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, the AFP News Agency reported.

According to the AFP report, the Trump administration rejected Turkey’s offer because the latter asked to release Brunson in exchange for the U.S. clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in fines.

The deal reportedly included other American citizens and three Turkish nationals that were working for the U.S. government.

Turkey was looking to have the U.S. remove the billions of dollars in fines that Washington is likely to charge Halkbank with for helping Iran evade sanctions.

“A real NATO ally wouldn’t have arrested Brunson in the first place,” an unnamed official told the Wall Street Journal.

Brunson has been imprisoned in Turkey for over two years now; he was recently moved to house arrest after spending the better part of a year in a Turkish prison.

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So Erdogan Sultan imprisoned that Pastor as a bargaining chip to get around fines.

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It’s obvious from the start 😉
C’mon, look at accusations : he’s supposed implied with :
Gullen (shitlamists), PKK (anarchos = atheists), CIA “coup” and also Evangelists, Mormons (!), Jehovah Witnesses (!)…
Well, as we are, he may have been in touch with the “Little Greys” from Area51, the Atlantes and also probably with the Hobbits, the Dwarves, the Elves and Gandalf the Grey since everybody knows who Erdogan really is :
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It’s even why many call him Gollum or ErdoGollum!

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arrogant ameritards can further show their deflated ego in their perm hot abode

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When one arrogant and bully person meets another arrogant and bully person happens exactly what we see now between USA and Turkey…

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Hehe… Thus, there are some big differences : US play one side : their own and everybody knows it and assumes it as soon as they interact with the Yanks. You perfectly know that they’re very picky when you interfere with what they see as their interests, that they also are tough and voracious… ErdoGollum plays [dirty on] all sides, which, since forever, works at the beginning when you do this until one or two actors get how treacherous you are, communicate their find to others then all sides end turning against YOU… And such things happens in every level… Read more »

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CerdoCan (PigDog) el arrogante

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no es dinero, es deuda; los bonos del tesoro son contratos de deuda, tu das un papel a cambio de dinero o bienes, en este caso estados unidos le debe el dinero a los poseedores de dichos bonos, para no pagarles ese dinero de contado, estados unidos paga los intereses pero no el capital. en caso de que estados unidos se declare en bancarrota y anuncie que no puede pagar intereses y tampoco el capital que especifican dichos bonos, se termina la promesa de pago que le da valor a esos contratos, entonces esa deuda ya no vale ni el… Read more »