Secret deal with Turkey paves way for American pastor’s release


North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson is expected to be released in coming days after two years of detention in Turkey.

  • Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube
  • NBC news

WASHINGTON — The White House expects North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson to be released by the Turkish government and returned to the U.S. in the coming days, two years after he…

Brans 1aUnder an agreement senior Trump administration officials recently reached with Turkey, Brunson is supposed to be released after certain charges against him are dropped at his next court hearing, currently…

The details of the deal are unclear, but those familiar with the discussions said it includes a commitment by the U.S. to ease economic pressure on Turkey.

The Trump administration…

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