"Release pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences", Pence said, addressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government directly, calling the detainee "an innocent man - there is no credible evidence against him".
An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues.
Vice President Mike Pence had also threatened economic sanctionsearlier, telling a conference on religious freedom that the White House will respond if Turkey did not take "immediate action".
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US threatens to sanction Turkey over detained American preacher
NBC spoke with Brunson's lawyer, Ismail Cem Halavurt, who says Brunson is not allowed to leave his house under any condition other than to go to interviews or court hearings.
The pastor, who denies the charges, faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Turkish authorities had conveyed the message to a delegation of US Treasury and State Department officials during a visit to Ankara last week.
Lawmakers have also called on Turkey to release Brunson, and the final version of Congress's fiscal 2019 defense bill included a provision demanding Turkey "to release wrongfully detained USA citizens including Andrew Brunson and Serkan Golge", a scientist imprisoned in Turkey.
Brunson ran a Protestant church in the city of Izmir and was one of the hundreds of people swept up in arrests by Turkey following the coup attempt.
A Turkish government official said the decision to detain American pastor Andrew Brunson falls within the country's jurisdiction, in a statement Thursday.
Pence's announcement was delivered at a conference on religious freedom in Washington.
He is on trial over allegations of espionage on behalf of Kurdish insurgents and the Fethullah Gülen network, a movement that is widely believed to have orchestrated a coup attempt in 2016.
Senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and James Lankford of Texas released a joint press release as well.
Last week, a bipartisan group of United States senators introduced a bill that would require Washington to reject worldwide loans to Turkey until Brunson and other Americans are freed or the harassment against them ends.
The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was traded by the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes Sunday, per ESPN News Services . Montreal (1-4) has scored a league-low 69 points this season while allowing a league-high 148 points.
He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and moved on to play for the Midland RockHounds in 2013 through 2014. Harper hit 13 home runs in the first round , eliminating Freddie Freeman and advancing to the semifinals.
Parker spent his first four National Basketball Association seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks , has torn his left ACL twice. No word on the amount of the deal being discussed, or if the Bucks will match, but the move is a curious one for Chicago.
The news was met with shock and sadness from friends and fans. "I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want". Lovato and Gomez have a storied friendship since appearing on " Barney and Friends " together at just 7 years old.
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Trump has also said he is considering tariffs on imports of automobiles, an action the European Union hopes to head off. The program is expected to start taking effect around Labor Day in the U.S. on September 3.
President Donald Trump is setting low expectations for his Monday's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) attacked CNN's Wolf Blitzer during his show on Monday.
President Trump is scheduled to hold talk in Washington on July 25 with President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker . He reiterated his willingness to ratchet up the trade war in a Tweet , stating, "Tariffs are the greatest! ".
Trump and Giuliani's strategy is "flawed; just as Trump's false Twitter statement made against Cohen this morning", Davis said. Ms McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Mr Trump in 2006, a year after he married his current wife Melania.
Trump added that there is no reason that makes him believe that Russian Federation interfered. "A lot of people out there". With that, Trump declared the contretemps over, insisting, "I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself".
Israel strike Army positions in central Syria
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Trump in unusual criticism of USA central bank
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Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client
In August 2016, AMI paid McDougal $150,000 for the right to her story but never published an article based on her account. But he said no money was actually ever transferred, and the recording itself amounted to "powerful exculpatory evidence".
UK PM May threatened rebels with a national election
Philip Davies has submitted a letter of no confidence in Mrs May after "losing trust" in her ability to deliver Brexit. Donald Trump on his visit to the United Kingdom last week said Johnson would make "a great prime minister".
Comcast bows out of Fox deal, thus ceding victory to Disney
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Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling
They met in private, with only translators present, but Schumer referred to notes that were taken in debriefings of the meeting. Putin spoke frankly on the topic of Crimea, saying that the USA delegation had expressed its view that the invasion was illegal.