Turkish court lifts US pastor's house arrest Andrew Brunson


International15: 31 12.10.2018 (updated 15:32 12.10.2018) Short URL A Turkish court lifted the summons to home of US evangelical preacher Andrew Brunson, a long-time resident of Turkey, imprisoned during President Erdogan's crackdown on the failed coup of 2016. A Turkish court on Friday lifted the house arrest of US pastor Andrew Brunson.
The pastor was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of collaboration with the Gulen movement (FETO). The Turkish justice accuses him of being involved in the failed coup d'├ętat of July 15, 2016. In 2017, during a meeting with the Turkish President, Donald Trump had asked him to release the American pastor. Mr. Erdogan, meanwhile, proposed to exchange the ex-Imam Fethullah Gulen, who lives in exile in the United States, against Andrew Brunson.
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