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Turkish Court Frees American Pastor

Voice of America
13 Oct 2018, 01:05 GMT+10

ISTANBUL - A Turkish court has convicted an American pastor of terror charges, but ruled that the two years he already spent detained means he will not serve additional time and is free to leave the country.

The detention of Andrew Brunson sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington. Friday's court ruling appeared to pave the way for the pastor to return to the United States.

After his release, Donald Trump said Brunson would soon be back in the United States.

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