But although she was released on July 16, Brunson remains under house arrest having been removed from his cell at the end of July. The Turkish lira has plunged as each country seeks to punish the other with sanctions and tariffs.
That was a rare Trump understatement, as the two countries face sharp differences on the case of Brunson and other detained Americans, Erdogan's consolidation of power, USA support for Kurds in Syria, growing Turkish relations with Russia, Turkey's evasion of US sanctions and more.
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Twitter that the measures were in response to "the deliberate attack of the U.S. administration on our economy".
Erdogan said on Tuesday the country will boycott U.S. electronic goods in response to United States measures meant to punish Turkey. Although no further detail on the length and implementation of the boycott was provided, but significantly, the transcript of Erdoğan's speech on the Turkish presidency's website omitted the boycott announcement.
With the diplomatic spat with the US showing no signs of letting up, Erdogan will be speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday and French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday, his spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara.
Turkey has agreed to buy S-400 surface-to-air missiles from Russian Federation, an unprecedented move by a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, which has raised objections from members of both parties of the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration.
A higher Turkish court was still considering the appeal and Brunson's lawyer, Ismail Cem Halavurt, told CBS News on Wednesday that he would not consider the appeal formally rejected until the higher court issues it's ruling.
It's unclear how such a boycott would work, and the State Department said it couldn't confirm "that that is actually going to happen", according to spokesperson Heather Nauert.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesperson said on Wednesday he expected problems with the United States, which helped drive the lira to record lows, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary. "The pressure is going to keep up if we're not seeing results". Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, has denied the charges which Washington believes are politically motivated.
Turkey sought to face down the U.S. and currency traders as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, reportedly received support from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. A higher court was however, was scheduled to review the appeal, the agency said.
"Turkey is also putting more importance on European Union countries to avoid a full confrontation with the West", he said.
But the U.S. insists Andrew Brunson, a long-time Turkish resident who ran the tiny Izmir Resurrection Church, is "a victim of unfair and unjust detention".