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US lifts sanctions on two top Turkish officials

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Friday it lifted sanctions imposed on two top officials in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet, a sign of improved relations after Turkey freed an American pastor from detention three weeks ago. The United States had imposed sanctions on Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu in August over the case of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkey promptly matched the move on Friday by lifting sanctions on two corresponding U.S. officials - U.S. Secretary…