American pastor

ANKARA, Turkey | 2 journalists face jail over criticism of US pastor’s trial

ANKARA, Turkey — Two Turkish journalists have been charged with insulting the Turkish nation and institutions for suggesting that a Turkish court may not have acted independently when ruling in the case against an American pastor. Duygu Guvenc and Alican Uludag, from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, face maximum two years in prison for articles published … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | 2 journalists face jail over criticism of US pastor’s trial

WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups. Brunson, who returned to the United States aboard a military jet shortly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

Andrew Brunson | ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

ALIAGA, Turkey — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 2:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is “now free from jail” and on his way to Germany. North Carolina native Andrew Brunson … Continue reading Andrew Brunson | ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: White House cheers Turkey’s release of pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey  — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 12:35 a.m. The White House is welcoming Turkey’s release of an American pastor and says “we look forward to his return home where he will be reunited with his family.” North … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: White House cheers Turkey’s release of pastor

IZMIR, Turkey | US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror links but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies that still disagree on a host of other issues. The court near the western city of … Continue reading IZMIR, Turkey | US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him

ALIAGA, Turkey  — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor on terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that’s likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him