(Worthy News) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan struck a defiant tone on Sunday in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to impose sanctions on Turkey if it didn’t release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been held in Turkish detention for the past two years.
On Thursday, Trump threatened to impose “large sanctions” against Turkey if it didn’t release Brunson, who has lived and worked in Turkey for more than 20 years.
Turkey has accused Brunson of aiding the perpetrators of a failed military coup attempt in July 2016.
Brunson denies the allegations but he faces 35 years in prison if found guilty. Last week he was put under house arrest after spending 21 months in a Turkish prison. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More…) ]
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