Turkey court rules to keep US pastor Brunson in custody: AFP

Aliaga (Turkey) (AFP) – A Turkish court on Monday ruled to keep US pastor Andrew Brunson in jail after the first hearing of his trial on terror-related charges, an AFP correspondent said. 

The judge said that the ruling was based on evidence given by witnesses in the case and the risk that Brunson might flee. The next hearing in the case was set for May 7.