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American Pastor Held In Turkey Transferred To House Arrest

Turkish authorities move an American pastor from jail to house arrest.
50-year-old Andrew Brunson was escorted out a detention facility in Western Turkey Wednesday and moved to a house due to health issues.
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, waves from a car as he arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
The Christian pastor from North Carolina has been jailed in Turkey for nearly two years, where he faces terrorism and spying charges in connection with the country’s failed coup.
Brunson has denied the charges and is pleading for his release.
President Trump is calling on his Turkish counterpart — Recep Tayyip Erdogan — to free him.
The pastor faces up 35-years in prison if convicted.

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