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No resolution on Brunson

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/08/18, 05:01 pm

High-level meetings in Washington between U.S. and Turkish officials on Wednesday regarding detained American pastor Andrew Brunson concluded without a resolution. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met with the aim to address Brunson’s detention in Turkey and last week’s punative sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet members, hopefully ending the sharp rift between the two NATO allies, according to the U.S.

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The fourth anniversary of genocide in Iraq

International | ISIS killed and enslaved thousands, and thousands are still missing
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/03/18, 03:57 pm

IRAQ: Friday marks the fourth anniversary of the ISIS genocide of Yazidis in Iraq. Besides the thousands ISIS killed and enslaved, thousands remain missing—and a Yazidi population of 400,000 before 2014 in Iraq has been obliterated. I write about my encounter last week with Yazidi activist and survivor Nadia Murad in the latest issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Pompeo presses Turkey for Brunson’s release

by Les Sillars
Posted 8/03/18, 11:59 am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday for the release of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. The two met on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian security conference in Singapore, two days after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the case.

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