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The US pastor is being tried in a difficult trial in Turkey

The Associated Press IZMIR, Turkey (AP) – An American pastor detained in Turkey is being sued for alleged terrorist attacks and espionage Washington and Ankara Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, faces 35 years imprisonment for "committing crimes for terrorist groups without being a member" and "espionage" "The trial will begin on Monday in the western …

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US pastor held in Turkey for his Christian faith, says lawyer

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) – The lawyer for a US pastor accused on Monday in Turkey of alleged ties to a group accused of organizing a failed military coup said the preacher was at fault His Christian faith has been arrested. Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, USA, who has been imprisoned in Turkey since December 2016, can be …

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The lawsuit against a US pastor, who is expected to spend up to 35 years in prison, is set to begin on Monday in Turkey

Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that are important were delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIPTION ISTANBUL – The trial of a North Carolina pastor imprisoned for terrorist charges up to 35 years will begin US relations with her strategically important NATO ally on Monday in Turkey Andrew Brunson – a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from the small …

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Turkey has received the worst ever EU scorecard yet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey will receive Tuesday's most critical report from the European Commission since it announced its accession to the European Union over ten years ago. Brussels warned that years of progress on the road to membership were lost Saturday. European Union (L) flag and Turkish flag in front of a hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, 4 May 2016. REUTERS …

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Turkey welcomes strikes against Syria as "appropriate"

The US, Britain and France had launched a wave of attacks against Assad's regime on Saturday, a week after the alleged deadly gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Douma in Damascus. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a demonstration meeting of his ruling AK party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey April 10, 2018. (Reuters pic) TURKEY: Turkey welcomed western …

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Turkey welcomes US-led strikes against the Assad regime in Syria

ANKARA On 14 April, Turkey welcomed Western attacks on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as "adequate response" in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack "We welcome this operation, which has made it easier for humanity's conscience to face the Douma attack, which is suspected of being carried out by the regime," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a …

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Detained American pastor in Turkey finally gets his day in court

ANKARA, Turkey – A pastor from North Carolina imprisoned in Turkey, which many view as a fictitious terrorist charge on Monday finally faces his day in court, was flooded in most cases by US citizens the Turkish police since a failed coup attempt in 2016. Andrew Brunson, who has languished in a Turkish prison since October 2016, has to spend …

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Turkey is to mediate between the US and Russia against Syria

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes on the role of mediator and demands sensitivity from the US, Russia and other nations in the face of heightened tensions in Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened at least 40 fatal casualties in response to the alleged attack by Syrian government forces on Saturday (7 April). Erdogan spoke to Trump …

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Turkey orders detention of 140 people over Gulen Left: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors ordered the imprisonment of 140 people, including army officers, for alleged ties to the US preacher accused of planning a coup attempt in 2016, the state Anadolu agency said Friday , Police have launched simultaneous operations in 70 provinces of the country for 70 army personnel in a province of Konya headed by prosecutors in …

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Turkey says Gulen group uses puzzle game to mask communication

Ankara: The Turkish authorities believe that members of the movement blaming them for the failed coup of 2016 used a mobile puzzle game to disguise communication via an encryption app, state media reported Friday , Officials have uncovered evidence, the state news agency Anadolu said, that supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen have downloaded the 2048 Fun and Relaxing …

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