U.S. State Dept - not aware of deal for release of U.S. pastor held in Turkey

  • World
  • Friday, 12 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is not aware of any deal for Turkey to release detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a media briefing on Thursday.

NBC News reported on Thursday that the United States and Turkey had reached a deal in which Brunson is supposed to be released and certain charges against him dropped at his next court hearing, which is scheduled for Friday.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)