Senators Lankford, Tillis urge rethink of U.S.-Turkey relationship in wake of Andrew Brunson trial
EPConnection | 051118
Speaking from the floor of the U.S. Senate on May 10, Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) offered harsh words for Turkey and a Turkish court for its handling of EPC Teaching Elder Andrew Brunson’s trial.
In his 7-minute speech, Lankford said Turkey should follow the example of North Korea and release American hostages they’re holding.
“When Turkey—a NATO ally—is behind North Korea in how they are handling humanitarian issues, Turkey has moved to a very bad spot.”
He also discouraged Americans from doing business with or traveling to Turkey.