Fethullah Gülen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen (seen) -- a cleric he once regarded as an ally -- for the July 15, 2016 coup plot that saw 250 killed, not including the plotters

Turkey, U.S. Dismiss Report Tying Cleric Gulen to Khashoggi Killing: ‘No Relation’

The U.S. State Department and officials in the government of Turkey both rejected reports Thursday suggesting that Ankara is attempting to tie the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to its crusade against Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, who has resided in the United States for decades.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / JASON LEE (Photo credit should read JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Ambassador: Turkey and China Share ‘Common Fate’

Turkish Ambassador to China Abdulkadir Emin Onen declared Turkey and China share a “common fate” and ‘common future” in an op-ed published by China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday. Last week, Turkey’s Andalou news agency signed a cooperation agreement with China’s Xinhua.

Ebru Ozkan - Andrew Brunson

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.

Family: Turkey Holding North Carolina Pastor Prisoner for Being a Christian

Turkey Responds to Trump Pressure: Arrest of Christian U.S. Pastor ‘Legal’

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s characterization on Twitter of the arrest of American Pastor Andrew Brunson as a “total disgrace,” insisting that his prolonged detention is a “legal process” necessary for the country’s national security.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Ankara would "have to do something" in response after Austria moved to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic

Turkey: Erdogan Fires 18,000 Civil Servants Before Inauguration

The government of Turkey issued a blanket decree Sunday firing 18,632 state employees for unspecified “links with terror groups” and has increased the number of arrests for “insulting the president” ahead of the inauguration of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Monday.

Citizens wave Turkish Flags during a march towards July 15 Martyrs' Bridge to protest Parallel State/Gulenist Terrorist Organization's failed military coup attempt and to show solidarity with the Turkish government in Istanbul, Turkey on July 21, 2016. Parallel State is a terrorist organization leaded by U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, who …

Turkish Prime Minister Claims 2016 State of Emergency Will End Monday

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told the nation’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Thursday that the newly re-elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will end the national state of emergency, imposed after a failed coup in 2016, on Monday.

Andrew Brunson

Turkey Will Keep U.S. Christian Pastor in Prison Until at Least July

An American pastor facing 35 years in prison in Turkey for alleged ties to terrorist groups will not have a chance to leave prison until his next hearing on July 18, the court presiding over his case decided on Monday after dismissing all witnesses assembled to defend the pastor without listening to their testimony.

The trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson on charges of terror links and spying -- which he rejects -- resumed Monday under heavy security in the Turkish town of Aliaga

Turkish Judge Dismisses Witnesses for American Pastor on Trial for Terrorism Ties

The resumption of the trail in a Turkish Court on Monday where an American pastor faces 35 years in prison for his alleged ties to terrorism ended after one day, with the judge dismissing all of the witness testimony in support of Andrew Brunson and left him behind bars until the next hearing in July.