Pastor's Release Could Lead to a U.S.-Turkey Reset
5 days ago - By Slate
A major sore point in relations between the U.S. and Turkey appeared to be resolved on Friday when a Turkish court ordered the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been in custody since October 2016. Brunson, who had lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, has been charged, dubiously, with links to Kurdish militants and to Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based cleric accused by Turkey of a 2016 coup attempt. At his trial on Friday, Brunson was convicted of aiding terrorism but sentenced to time served. Travel restrictions on him were lifted, meaning he is now free to leave Turkey.
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Turkey Orders Release of U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson
5 days ago - By NY Times
The move ended a 24-month ordeal and signaled a truce of sorts in a heated diplomatic dispute between Ankara and Washington.
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