In Turkey detained suspects in the attack on the American Embassy


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In the Turkish capital Ankara have detained two people in the investigation of the attack on the American Embassy. On Monday, August 20, reported the Anadolu news Agency with reference to the Directorate of security of Ankara.

However, neither the names of the detainees or any other details of the Agency does not. It is only known that during interrogation they confessed that they took part in the attack. Furthermore, it found the machine on which they came to the building of the Embassy.

On the morning of 20 August, unknown persons fired at the American Embassy in Turkey. The fire was opened from a passing car. As a result of attack nobody suffered.

The press Secretary of the ruling “Party of justice and development” of Turkey Omer Celik said later that “the incident is a blatant provocation.” He added that staff of all diplomatic missions in Turkey are under the enhanced protection of the Turkish state.

This incident happened against the background of worsening of Turkish-American relations. They worsened after August 1, the United States imposed sanctions on two Turkish Ministers: of internal Affairs and justice. It was a response to Turkey’s refusal to release the detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is suspected of spying and having links with the opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen living in Pennsylvania. Ankara accuses him of organizing a coup attempt in July 2016.

In addition, on August 10, the President of the United States Donald trump announced the increase of duties on aluminium and steel from Turkey. After that, the Turkish Lira has updated a historic low set in 2001 — its exchange rate has fallen by 18 percent. Five days later, Turkey has increased the size of import duties on some American goods.

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