US President Donald Trump has vowed to take new steps to free an American pastor detained in Turkey, stating that “we haven’t seen the last of it.” Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held by Ankara since 2016.

“They should have given him back a long time ago, and Turkey has in my opinion acted very, very badly,” Trump told reporters on Friday. “So, we haven’t seen the last of that. We are not going to take it sitting down. They can’t take our people.”

The US president’s remarks followed a ruling by a Turkish court, which rejected an appeal for the release of US Pastor Andrew Brunson.

The man has been detained by Turkish authorities for nearly two years. Brunson is accused of being linked to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric who Ankara has said was the mastermind behind the botched coup attempt in July 2016. Brunson faces up to 35 years in Turkish jail over a number of charges, which include espionage and acting “on behalf of terror groups.”

 

Source: RT

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He is not your people but in fact holds dual Turkish & American citizenships. Furthermore he has lived in Turkey for 20 years, most of his adult life. Trump claims to love the American soldiers yet an American citizen and soldier has been in an Israeli prison for over a year. His crime is being aboard a boat bringing humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Trump has made many campaign promises to christians yet not much has materialized. Fat boy Pompeo is now championing religious persecution world wide yet ignores the Genocide the Neocons WARMONGERS as himself have created in Iraq, Syria,… Read more »

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“yet an American citizen and soldier has been in an Israeli prison for over a year. His crime is being aboard a boat bringing humanitarian aid to Palestinians” => Except Fakestinians have all the humanitarian help they need from Israelis. Since this idiot was helping a Hamas PR campaign, he was supporting a terrorist group blacklisted by USA. Technically, being a military, he’s a traitor. “Trump has made many campaign promises to christians yet not much has materialized” => Only pure morons believe the promises a politician does while campaigning : it’s always pure demagogy, c’mon! “the Genocide the Neocons… Read more »

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WHY EVEN BOTHER COMMENTING WHEN 30% OF MY COMMENTS ARE CENSORED.

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NO FOUL LANGUAGE EITHER.

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How many hours of Electricity do you have daily? Israel bombed the only station so they receive 2 hours. Food allowed in is calculated based on calories and it is was decided to give them the caloric intake just shy of starvation. YPG official has said ” Do you think YPG fell out of the Sky? PKK trained YPG. PKK and YPG work together. MEK was put on the terrorist list because they killed Americans. Clinton took them off terrorist list and now BOLTON, main Middle East advisor, is speaking the MEK rallies along with R. Guiliano. US is supporting… Read more »

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Erdogan’s miscalculated his importance to both the Russians and the US and is now paying a high price for it, Putin’s ignoring his pleas not to invade Idlib, and Trumps hurting him financially. Things aren’t looking too good for Turkey under Erdogan’s leadership, and he must have realized by now that he’s not quite as smart as he thought he was, or at the least that Putin and Trump aren’t as dumb as he thought they were. He has 55% of the Turkish population that love him and 45% that hate him, when it gets to 50%/50% he’ll be in… Read more »

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erdogan will make you sit on it trump, we stand behind him, don’t make us stop the petrodollar and take back America to wild west, you western and European people rely on Arab oil we can make you eat dirt anytime, your armies got defeated in Afghanistan and Iraq you have nothing on us

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war mongering warshington is full of paranoia and insanity prodicts of arrogance and deflated ego