US Calls for Evidence in Turkey's Detention of US Citizens, US-hired Staff

The United States is asking the Turkish government to present evidence to back up its accusations used to justify the detention of locally-employed U.S. consulate members and several American citizens, including jailed American pastor Andrew Brunson.

"We would call upon the government of Turkey to please provide us that evidence, if there is evidence, that they were involved in what Turkey alleges, and that is terrorism," said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday.

She told reporters the U.S. has "not seen any evidence" to that effect and called on Ankara to...
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