USA pastor back on trial in Turkey as calls grow for release
USA pastor back on trial in Turkey as calls grow for release
Trump administration cautiously optimistic pastor jailed in Turkey will be freed
12 October, 2018, 11:54
News reports two senior administration officials and another person briefed on the matter say certain charges against Brunson will be dropped at a court hearing scheduled for Friday.
Senior White House officials told NBC News they believe that charges against Brunson will be dropped at his next hearing, set for Friday.
Administrations officials have said Brunson's release "would be a significant step towards mending ties between the usa and Turkey".
The pastor was imprisoned for almost two years before being placed under house arrest on July 25 for health reasons.
One senior administration official express skepticism Turkey is going to carry through on its end of the deal Friday, because there had been and agreement to release him before that had fallen through, according to the report.
If Turkey follows through on the purported agreement, that economic pressure will be eased, the USA officials told NBC News.
The evangelical pastor is accused of terror-related charges and espionage, facing up to 35 years if convicted.
The American pastor is charged with links to Kurdish militants and supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016.
In a speech Wednesday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: "I'm very hopeful that before too long, Pastor Brunson will - he and his wife will be able to return to the United States. On Oct. 12 there will be another hearing and we don't know what the court will decide and politicians will have no say on the verdict".
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Political tensions between the two countries sparked worries in the markets after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to use economic pressure to secure Brunson's release.
"President Trump has had a focus on it, the administration has had a focus on it, and we're very hopeful that we'll see a good outcome before too long", Pompeo told the Jewish Institute for National Security of America.
Four U.S. Senators, including Republican Lindsay Graham and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, released a joint statement saying Brunson's release would "help improve U.S. -Turkey relations for the long-term".
The U.S. has sanctioned Turkish government ministers in response to their treatment of Brunson. Charges against Brunson would be reduced and he would be sentenced to time served or be allowed to serve any remaining term in the United States, the Post said, citing USA officials and people close to the case.
"Our strategic partnership, which has gone through difficulties so many times, will overcome this turbulent period", Erdogan said during an address at an investment conference held by the Turkey-US Business Council, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.
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The U.S. continues to refuse Ankara's demands that the cleric Gulen be extradited.
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