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BRKG US Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed by Turkish Court
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  1. #1
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    Jun 2012

    US Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed by Turkish Court

    Posted 30 minutes ago
    Updated 10 minutes ago

    By Sebastian Shukla and Angela Dewan, CNN

    *(CNN) — A Turkish court has freed US pastor Andrew Brunson two years after he was detained, charged with helping to plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The court sentenced Brunson to three years and one month in prison, but chose to release him based on his time already served. Prosecutors said on Friday they were seeking a 10-year jail term.

    The case has been at the center of deteriorating relations between Turkey and the United States, heightened by President Donald Trump's defense of Brunson as his administration elevated religious freedom as a cause.

    Turkey detained Brunson in October 2016 in the aftermath of a failed military coup. He was moved from jail to house arrest at his home in the city of Izmir in July, in what was seen as a potential step toward his release.

    Before the verdict, Brunson was able to meet his wife in the courthouse, where they held hands and talked about the possible outcome.

    "I am and innocent man. I love Jesus. I love Turkey," said Brunson, wearing a dark suit and red tie.

    Brunson, a native of North Carolina, worked as an evangelical Presbyterian pastor at the Izmir Resurrection Church.

    He has lived in Turkey for more than 23 years with his wife and three children, according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which had advocated for his release.

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    A Turkish court convicted American pastor Andrew Brunson on a terror charge, but frees him from house arrest and will allow him to leave Turkey

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    Translation (behind the scenes)

    Turkey: We want help with the US Resdient and reporter that was probably murdered in Tukey at you're trading partner's embassy (Saudi Arabia) DO SOMETHING!

    Trump to Turkey: Free our Citizen and we will talk about it...

    I kind of expect something like this from the guy that co-wrote The Art of the Deal...
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

  5. #5
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    well than the good Lord for this. great news
    There is Only Jesus--no other worthy of honors or prayers or devotion. There is No Other.

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  6. #6
    Great news

  7. #7
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    Jan 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy View Post
    well thank the good Lord for this. great news


  8. #8
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    In CLE again
    If this means Erdog and Trump get to sit down, and Erdog gets the "Little Rocket Man" treatment, the world could become a VERY interesting place....

    Wheels within wheels withon wheels....
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    THEY want you DEAD.

    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my brothers' children (and their parents) may have peace, and have NO KNOWLEDGE of what I have done."

    The BEST in Life:
    To CRUSH your enemies.
    To see them driven before you
    To listen to the lamentations of their women


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