US pastor back on trial in Turkey as calls grow for release

Fri 12 Oct 2018 at 09:11 Regional
NNA - US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose two-year detention in Turkey sparked a crisis with the United States, returns to court on Friday with pressure growing for him to be released and allowed home.


Brunson's detention caused not just one of the worst diplomatic rows of recent times between the NATO allies, but also led to a crash in the Turkish lira, which exposed Turkey's economic fragility.


While the Turkish judicial authorities have repeatedly denied requests for Brunson to be released, observers see growing indications that he may, finally, be allowed to go free on Friday.--AFP


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