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Turkey-U.S. relations under threat as long as pastor in jail, U.S. official says


  • World
  • Monday, 16 Apr 2018

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - The relationship between the United States and Turkey is likely to come under pressure as long as a U.S. pastor remains in jail, a U.S. official responsible for international religious freedom said on Monday.

A Turkish court on Monday began hearing allegations against Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, on charges of links to the group that orchestrated a 2016 failed coup in Turkey. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, has denied the charges.

   

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