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Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and will be …

American Pastor Andrew Brunson Marks Two Years in Turkish Prison

American pastor Andrew Brunson marked his second year imprisoned in Turkey on Sunday. Ankara accuses him of terrorism in connection to the failed coup in 2016, an allegation that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration refutes.

US President Donald Trump (L) talks to Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) as they arrive for the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Tatyana ZENKOVICH / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TATYANA ZENKOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Tony Shaffer: President Trump Is Putting Turkey on Notice

Turkey claims that Donald Trump stabbed them in the back with sanctions, tariffs, and tough talk following the illegitimate arrest of an American pastor. He didn’t. He counter-punched them, and they deserved it.

Andrew Brunson (Stringer / AFP / Getty)

Report: Turkey’s Offer to Release Pastor Rejected by U.S.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Turkey’s offer to condition the release of an American pastor on clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in US fines, media reported Monday.

Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (R), escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers as he arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. - A Turkish court on July 25, 2018 ruled to place under house arrest an American pastor who has been imprisoned for almost two years on …

Brownback on Brunson: U.S. Will ‘Continue to Apply the Pressure’ Until His Release

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said this week that the Trump administration would continue to put pressure on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through sanctions and other means until American citizen and pastor Andrew Brunson is released from house arrest and returned to the United States.

US, Turkey discuss detained US pastor after Trump threat

Turkey Calls Sanctions for U.S. Pastor Arrest ‘Economic Coup’

Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun on Thursday called U.S. sanctions on the nation for its continued arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson an “economic coup attempt” against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) met US US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this week ahead of a deal for the withdrawal of a US-backed Kurdish militia from a flashpoint Syrian town

Pompeo, Turkish FM Agree to ‘Resolve Issues’ Following U.S. Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on Friday and left the meeting agreeing to “resolve” the unspecified “issues” between them, paramount among them the sanctions Washington imposed on Ankara this week.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 21: Turkish Lira currency is seen on November 21, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkish Lira plunged to a record low of 3.978 against the dollar in early Tuesday trading. Concern's over deteriorating relations with the U.S. and the central bank continue to effect Turkish markets. …

Turkish Currency Falls Following U.S. Religious Freedom Sanctions

Turkey’s currency, the lira, plunged to a record low on Wednesday and continued to fall Thursday following the imposition of sanctions by the United States on two Turkish officials for their roles in the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and will be …

State Department: Turkey Faces ‘Very Real Risk of Sanctions’ over U.S. Pastor

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert reiterated to reporters during a regular briefing Tuesday that, as Vice President Mike Pence had noted a week ago, Turkey faces “the very real risk of sanctions” if it does not free American pastor Andrew Brunson, arrested on dubious charges of aiding Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups.

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Israel Confirms Trump Helped with Turkish Detainee’s Release to Free Pastor Brunson

Israel on Friday confirmed U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a July 14 phone call to release Ebru Özkan, a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, in exchange for Turkey’s release of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained on terror and espionage charge. Turkey had denied these reports.