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NEWS Turkey to release US pastor Brunson

NEWS Turkey to release US pastor Brunson

A court in Turkey is to release the jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was accused of terror links in a case that soured US-Turkey relations. Mr Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups following the failed 2016 coup attempt.He denied charges of espionage, which could have led to a 35-year jail term.He…


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A court in Turkey is to release the jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was accused of terror links in a case that soured US-Turkey relations.

Mr Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups following the failed 2016 coup attempt.

He denied charges of espionage, which could have led to a 35-year jail term.

He was sentenced to three years in prison but will not serve time as he has already been in jail for two years.

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