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North Carolina pastor detained in Turkey for two years on terrorism and espionage charges has been released by a Turkish court

A Turkish court convicted, but ordered the release, of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained for 2 years on charges of espionage and terrorism related to Turkey's failed 2016 military coup.
Russian President Vladimir Putin with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, in 2014.

Trump’s fight with Turkey is helping Russia and Iran

NATO's largest standing army in Europe is now cosying up to Iran and indebted to Qatar. Russia and China could be waiting in the wings to get closer to Turkey too if the US continues its tariffs.

Turkey is reportedly prepared to release the imprisoned US pastor at the center of their economic crisis

Turkish diplomats are reportedly close to releasing Andrew Brunson, an imprisoned American pastor who has been in the middle of a diplomatic and economic crisis between the two NATO nations.

A simple misunderstanding between Trump and Erdogan may have tanked Turkey’s economy

Andrew Brunson, an imprisoned evangelical, became a flashpoint in Turkish-US relations which contributed to the crisis that is sending Turkey's economy plummeting towards rock bottom.
Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Thomas Bacon, 39th Medical Group commander, during the 39th MDG change of command ceremony Aug. 7, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

‘Living in a fantasy’: A close US ally is investigating everyone named John and trying to arrest US military leaders

The Turkish government claims to have new evidence that the US was involved in the 2016 failed coup attempt after claiming to uncover a Word document entitled "coup directive," which was authored by someone named John.

The US slapped sanctions on 2 top Turkish officials over their role in detaining an evangelical pastor

The US imposed sanctions against two top Turkish officials on Wednesday in a long-standing dispute over Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Brunson was arrested in 2016 and has been accused of leading a failed military coup against Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

‘He is suffering greatly!’: Trump is threatening Turkey with ‘massive’ sanctions over jailed American pastor

Pastor Andrew Brunson, originally from North Carolina, was in jail for two years and is now under house arrest
US President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the UN General Assembly in New York, US, September 21, 2017.

Trump says ‘I am more a spy than he is’ in an appeal for Turkey to release a jailed American pastor accused of supporting a failed coup

President Donald Trump made a new appeal on behalf of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor accused of organizing a failed 2016 military coup in Turkey.