Speaking about President Erdogan's imposition of high tariffs on U.S. goods, Sarah Sanders said that the move was "a step in the wrong direction".
Turkey's currency nosedived last week after Mr Trump doubled tariffs on Turkey's steel and aluminium exports to 50% and 20% respectively.
In this file photograph taken on 25 July 2018, USA pastor Andrew Craig Brunson is escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers to his house in Izmir.
The Turkish lira plummeted to a record low on Monday, losing almost 40 percent of its value since the start of 2018. Worse, Trump's tariff increase signalled heightened tensions and the potential for escalating economic warfare between the US and Turkey - which did not exactly inspire confidence in the Turkish economy.
Speaking as he left the White House on Friday, Trump told reporters on the South Lawn: "They have a wonderful Christian pastor".
Referring to Brunson, Trump said: "They have a great Christian pastor there, he's a very innocent man".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned against threatening his country with sanctions. This happened several weeks after Washington imposed sanctions on two high-ranking Turkish officials, and promised more restrictions if Brunson isn't freed.
Meanwhile, tensions with the US have increased, as Erdogan has increasingly flirted with Russian Federation and expressed concern over USA support for Kurdish forces in Syria.
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Qatar has promised to make a Dollars 15 billion direct investment in Turkey, badly hit by a currency crisis amid a widening diplomatic standoff with the United States, officials said.
The currency rebounded following the prisoners' release, and following an announcement by Qatar, a strong Turkish ally, that it will invest $15 billion in Turkey's economy.
Intermarket Strategy director Ashraf al-Ayedi said the effect of the Qatari support for Turkey is temporary, and won't be of major help during the Turkish currency crisis.
Cavusoglu also said that he will attend the informal meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, also known as Gymnich, on August 30 in Vienna.
Turkey responded by increasing tariffs on imports from the U.S. including cars, alcoholic drinks and leaf tobacco - and the lira recovered slightly. This brought its decline for the year to about 40 per cent.
She explained to The Media Line that Turkey's economic growth under Erdogan was partly predicated on the fact that investors viewed him as a stabilizing force.
The Turkish lira stood at 5.80 per dollar on Friday, up about 0.4 percent against the dollar.
Trump's comments came after a court in Turkey's western Izmir province rejected an appeal to release Brunson from house arrest, saying evidence was still being collected and the pastor posed a potential flight risk, according to a copy of the court ruling seen by Reuters.