TURKEY – Erdogan Again Shows That He’s Holding American Pastor Hostage In Turkish Prison

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  • Turkey’s authoritarian president made it clear that his government his holding American pastor Andrew Brunson hostage in a Turkish prison
  • President  Erdogan said the U.S. government should extradite one of his political rivals living in exile in Pennsylvania if the Turkish government is to release Brunson
  • Turkish authorities have presented no evidence showing that Brunson has supported terrorist causes

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s authoritarian president, made it clear once again on Saturday that his government his holding American pastor Andrew Brunson hostage in a Turkish prison.

In an interview with NTV, Erdogan said that the U.S. government should extradite one of his political rivals living in exile in Pennsylvania if the Turkish government is to release Brunson.

“The U.S. should look at the steps it has taken and comply with the extradition treaty if it wants American pastor Brunson,” Erdogan said, referring to an extradition request that the Turkish government has made for Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania.

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