Pompeo Presses Turkey’s Top Diplomat to Release Pastor Held for Failed Coup

(From UPI)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey’s foreign minister Friday for the release of a detained American pastor accused in the country’s failed military coup two years ago.

Pompeo met with diplomat Melvut Cavusoglu in Singapore on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian security conference. The Christian pastor, Andrew Brunson, was arrested in December 2016 and charged with terrorism and espionage charges related to the coup attempt months earlier.

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