Tensions escalate between Turkey and United States over detained pastor

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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

Turkey said it’s open to talks with the United States, to ease tensions between the two NATO allies.

But Ankara said it will not compromise its own interests in the wake of tit-for-tat tariffs.

CGTN’s Michal Bardavid has more from Istanbul.