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 Pastor Brunson has links to FETO - media

A Turkish court in Izmir ruled that U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson’s statements of not having links to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement, referred to by Ankara as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), are …

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Erdogan reminds Trump about Gulen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted to US President Donald Trump about the need to extradite opposition preacher Fethullah Gulen to Ankara after  American pastor Andrew Brunson was released by the Turkish court. Turkish …

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No deal made for Brunson's release, Trump says

There was no deal with Turkey for the release of American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday, thanking President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his help and signaling a rapprochement in ties after a long period of …

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Turkey to release U.S. pastor Brunson

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed from house arrest by a court in Turkey's western province of Izmir. Brunson was sentenced to three years in prison but will not serve time as he had already spent two years …

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 Washington and Ankara agree on on pastor's release

The United States and Turkey have reached a deal to release American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson in the coming days, but there is uncertainty around whether Ankara will live up to the bargain, media outlets reported. …

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Trump says he’s disappointed in Erdogan

U.S. President Donald Trump said he felt personally let down by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his refusal to release an American evangelical pastor after the U.S. had helped a Turkish citizen …

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Pence warns Turkey not to test Trump's resolve

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence threatened Turkey with unspecified consequences if it continues to hold American pastor Andrew Brunson in custody, according to a statement. "Pastor Andrew Brunson is …

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Turkey rejects US pastor's appeal for release

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges. Brunson’s lawyer, İsmail Cem Halavurt, filed the demand on August 14 …

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