They should have given him back a long time ago.
Trump prefaced Mnuchin's remarks by saying that Turkey had not been a very good friend to America.
The continued detention of Brunson has become a lightning rod in strained relations between Turkey and the USA, leading Washington to slap economic and political sanctions on its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.
Christian evangelicals constitute an important part of Trump's political base. However, much of the ill will shared by Turkey and the USA stems not only from the back-and-forth on tariffs, but also from a diplomatic dust-up centered on two men of "faith".
Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressed hundreds of foreign investors from the United States, Europe and Asia via a conference call in a bid to soothe the markets.
Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93
India and Israel also set up a joint anti-terror commission after a visit by foreign minister Jaswant Singh in the same year. Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar attended the funeral of former Indian premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.
US stocks climbed in afternoon trading after a Mexican economic official told reporters that trade talks between the United States and Mexico were "advancing well".
Trump later tweeted that the United States "will pay nothing" for the release "but we are cutting back on Turkey!".
A source in the Russian diplomatic circles confirmed that is claimed by the President of Turkey summit in Istanbul a meeting in the "Astana format", which will be held in the Iranian capital.
The Minister of trade of Turkey said that Ankara, in accordance with WTO rules has reacted to increasing trump duties on Turkish steel and aluminium. Inflation has hit 16 per...
Analysts say sharp hike in interest rates is needed to stop the declining value of lira, but Erdogan's government is opposed to any rate hike in order to stimulate growth.
Turkey retaliated with some 533 million dollar of tariffs on some USA imports - including cars, tobacco and alcoholic drinks - and said it would boycott U.S. electronic goods, singling out iPhones.
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However, they also noted that global bonds were annualizing their worst price return since 1999, 11 of 21 commodity markets had experienced bear markets, and 1,254 constituents of MSCI's All-Country World Index out of a total of 2,273 were in bear territory.
Mr Trump later said in a tweet the United States "will pay nothing" for Mr Brunson's release, "but we are cutting back on Turkey!".
"Both leaders emphasised the importance of fostering economic and trade relations as well as mutual investments", the source said.
"They are squeezing lira liquidity out of the system now and pushing interest rates higher", said Cristian Maggio, head of emerging markets strategy at TD Securities.
In another high-profile case, a Turkish court freed Taner Kilic, the local chair of Amnesty International, a researcher from the rights group said.
India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93
Atal Bihari Vajpayee , a diabetes patient, was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 for what doctors had described as a routine check-up. He was taken to the hospital with chest congestion, kidney infection, urinary tract infection and other associated conditions.