American pastor on trial for alleged terror ties in Turkey

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U S Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey, Further Straining Relations

- npr.org
16 Apr 2018
U.S. Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey, Further Straining Relations : The Two-Way Andrew Brunson faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of aiding groups that Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016. He is among thousands accused of having links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey Must Release Pastor Andrew Brunson from Prison

16 Apr 2018
Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American clergyman and missionary from North Carolina, has lived peacefully in Turkey for the last 23 years. During his time in Turkey, Pastor Brunson, alongside his wife Noreen, has served as the pastor of a small Protestant congregation, of around 40 members, at the Izmir Resurrection Church on the west coast of Turkey.
- citizengo.org

US pastor Andrew Brunson on trial in Turkey for alleged terrorism ties to Fethullah Gullen group and PKK

- cbsnews.com
16 Apr 2018
ALIAGA, Turkey -- An American pastor on Monday denied accusations that he aided terror groups or spied against Turkey, speaking at the beginning of his trial in a case that has strained ties between Turkey and the United States . Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of "committing crimes on ...

Innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson's Trial Begins TODAY in Turkey

16 Apr 2018
We have learned that Senators Tillis and Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, are attending the pastor's trial in Turkey. Hopefully their physical presence might demonstrate to Turkey, and President Erdogan, how serious the U.S. is taking this case and how it might affect relations between our two countries.
- aclj.org

US Pastor Starts Trial In Turkey

- dailycaller.com
16 Apr 2018
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor held in Turkey for one and a half years in a case that further strained relations between Ankara and Washington, is to go on trial on April 16 on terror-related charges. Brunson, who ran a church in the western city of Izmir, was detained by the Turkish authorities in October 2016 and then remanded in custody. He is charged in the ...

US pastor Brunson goes on trial in Turkey after arrest in coup crackdown

16 Apr 2018
Mr Brunson, 50, an evangelical pastor originally from North Carolina, appeared in court on Monday in the town of Aliaga for the first day of his trial. Also in court were Sam Brownback, the US ambassador at large for religious freedoms, and US Senator Thom Tillis.
- bbc.com

U S Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey, Further Straining Relations

- krcc.org
16 Apr 2018
The BBC reports that Turkey had originally charged Brunson with belonging to Gulen's network and the militant group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), but changed the charges before the trial. He now is accused of aiding the groups, but not with being a member.

U S Pastor Jailed for 'Terrorism' in Turkey Begins Trial

16 Apr 2018
"American officials have repeatedly requested that Brunson be released, with even President Donald Trump asking that Turkey 'expeditiously' return the pastor," the AP reported. "But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the U.S. first return cleric Fethullah Gulen."
- breitbart.com

U S pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

- oann.com
16 Apr 2018
Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the group that Ankara holds responsible for the failed 2016 coup against President Tayyip Erdogan. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
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