Print Edition - 2018-08-05  |  World News Digest

Erdogan warns US of assets freeze


Aug 5, 2018-

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Ankara would freeze the assets in Turkey of the US ministers of “justice and interior”, in response to Washington’s sanctions over the detention of an American pastor. “Today I will give our friends instructions to freeze the assets in Turkey of the American justice and interior ministers, if they have any (such assets),” Erdogan said in a televised speech. The US attorney general is Jeff Sessions and while the United States does not have an interior ministry similar to Turkey, the Secretary of the Interior is Ryan Zinke and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is Kirstjen Nielsen.

Published: 05-08-2018 08:53

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