TURKEY – Turkish court rules to keep US pastor in jail on terror charges

YeniSafak | 07-18-18

A Turkish court has ruled to keep American Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, who is being tried on terrorism and spying charges, in jail.

Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), as well as supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The third hearing was held on Wednesday, and was attended by Brunson’s wife Norine Brunson, U.S. Ambassador to the United States Philip Kosnett, members of the American Commission on Religious Freedom and many foreign press members.

The next hearing for the trial is scheduled for October 12.