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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Brunson supporter says pastor is back in US

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Andrew Brunson, the American pastor freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Andrew Brunson is back in the United States after nearly two years of detention in Turkey. Word about the just-freed American pastor comes from Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Brunson supporter says pastor is back in US

ALIAGA, Turkey | New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

ALIAGA, Turkey— A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, 1 … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

ALIAGA, Turkey | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the 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 | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey | American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

ALIAGA, Turkey — The trial of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States resumed Friday in Turkey, with observers waiting to see if authorities will release him amid threats of further U.S. sanctions. The fourth hearing of the case against Andrew Brunson began in a prison … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

WASHINGTON— An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey. A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson say the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

ISTANBUL | Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

ISTANBUL — The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country. The lira dropped about 5 percent, to about 6.11 per dollar, after U.S. President Donald Trump posted a tweet warning the country of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

ANKARA, Turkey | US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. Turkey’s lira fell once again after the trade minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, said Friday that her government would respond to any new trade duties, which … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis