US slaps sanctions over charged pastor; Turkey vows reprisal

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)
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)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
FILE-In this Monday, July 9, 2018 file photo, Suleyman Soylu, Turkey's Interior Minister, listens to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presenting his new cabinet during a news conference at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the Trump administration will sanction Soylu and Turkey's Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul, over the holding of 50-year-old evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson. The US administration says both played leading roles in the organizations responsible for Brunson's arrest and detention. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
FILE-In this Monday, July 9, 2018 file photo, Suleyman Soylu, Turkey's Interior Minister, listens to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, presenting his new cabinet during a news conference at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the Trump administration will sanction Soylu and Turkey's Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul, over the holding of 50-year-old evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson. The US administration says both played leading roles in the organizations responsible for Brunson's arrest and detention. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
FILE-In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul attends a parliament session in Ankara, Turkey. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the Trump administration will sanction Gul and Suleyman Soylu, Turkey's Interior Minister, over the holding of 50-year-old evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson. The US administration says both played leading roles in the organizations responsible for Brunson's arrest and detention.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
FILE-In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul attends a parliament session in Ankara, Turkey. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the Trump administration will sanction Gul and Suleyman Soylu, Turkey's Interior Minister, over the holding of 50-year-old evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson. The US administration says both played leading roles in the organizations responsible for Brunson's arrest and detention.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)