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Andrew Brunson

Aug 2, 2018

US slaps sanctions over charged pastor; Turkey vows reprisal

WASHINGTON (AP) The United States slapped sanctions on two Turkish officials on Aug. 1 over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. Turkey vowed retaliation “without delay,” warning it would harm relations between the two allies. President Donald Trump followed through on his warning last week to impose sanctions against […]

Aug 1, 2018

Turkish court rejects appeal to end US pastor’s house arrest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A Turkish court rejected an appeal July 31 to end the house arrest of an American pastor who is at the center of an escalating diplomatic row between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The court in Izmir also refused to lift a travel ban that prevents […]

Jul 26, 2018

Trump: US to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says the United States will impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. Shortly after the possibility of sanctions was first announced by Vice President Mike Pence July 26, Trump wrote on Twitter that the U.S. “will impose large sanctions on […]

Jul 25, 2018

Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail

ISTANBUL (AP) An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1 ½ years on terror and espionage charges was released July 25 and put under house arrest as his trial continues. Andrew Craig Brunson, 50, an evangelical pastor originally from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was let out of jail to serve […]

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