Trump calls for Turkey to release US pastor accused of spying

Source: CNN

(CNN)  President Donald Trump has once again called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor being held on charges of espionage.

 

On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted: “A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been held hostage far too long. @RT_Erdogan should do something to free this wonderful Christian husband & father. He has done nothing wrong, and his family needs him.”
The US government, including the President, has previously urged Turkey to release Brunson. In April, Trump tweeted about the pastor: “They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is. Hopefully he will be allowed to come home to his beautiful family where he belongs.”

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