• North Carolina pastor detained in Turkey for two years on terrorism and espionage charges has been released by a Turkish court

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A Turkish court convicted, but ordered the release, of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained for two years on charges of espionage and terrorism related to Turkey's failed 2016 military coup.
    His and arrest and subsequent detention was a major source of tension between the United States and Turkey, with the US imposing sanctions on senior Turkish officials to put pressure on Turkey to release him.
    Officials from the US and Turkey reportedly struck a behind-the-scenes deal at last month's United Nations General Assembly meeting for Turkey to release Brunson in exchange for the US...
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