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US sanctions top Turkish officials over detention of American pastor



The Department of the Treasury will sanction Turkey's ministers of Justice and Interior for the arrest and detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, CNBS reports. 

"We've seen no evidence that pastor Brunson has done anything wrong and we believe he is a victim of unfair and unjust attention by the government of Turkey," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.
"As a result, any property or interest in property of both ministers within U.S. jurisdiction is blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them," Sanders added referring further questions to the Treasury Department.