Thursday, October 11, 2018

NBC Report: White House Expects Turkey To Release American Pastor Andrew Brunson Friday


NBC: 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.

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 was detained, according to two senior administration officials and another person briefed on the matter.

Under 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 scheduled for Friday, the senior administration officials and a person briefed on the matter said.

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.

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WNU Editor: The U.S. State Department is saying that they are unaware of any deal (link here).

More News On Reports That Turkey Will Release American Pastor Andrew Brunson On Friday

US, Turkey reach deal to release pastor Brunson soon: report -- Daily Sabah
White House expects Turkey to release American pastor Andrew Brunson as part of secret deal: NBC News -- CNBC
Renewed hope for release of jailed American pastor in Turkey -- FOX News
Officials believe US on verge of securing release of pastor held in Turkey -- CNN
Trump officials hopeful that detained American pastor Andrew Brunson will be freed soon -- USA Today
U.S. makes deal to return American pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey: Report -- Washington Times
Turkey Agrees to Free US Pastor in Exchange for Economic Benefits - Reports -- Sputnik

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump owned by Erdogan. Trump owned by Kim. Trump owned by Vlad. Trump owned by MBS. Trump owned by Xi.

America's decline continues apace. BTW the US is still guilty of war crimes in Yemen and supporting a dude who just cut up a journalist into little pieces because he wrote some things he didn't like.

Anonymous said...

@anon

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Anonymous said...

Trump owned by Erdogan? I don’t think so. Trump initiated economic pressure on Turkey as punishment for detaining Brunson. If Turkey releases Brunson and the US removes the economic thumbscrews then Trump has given nothing and gained everything. Obama did diddly squat to save Brunson. I wish my country had a president who looked after their citizens like Trump.

Antitroll said...

Owned douche
https://sputniknews.com/world/201810121068830030-brunson-court-sentence/

Anonymous said...

Antitroll,

I will note that you are Russian or a Russia-phile.