U.S. Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey


An American minister who's been in a Turkish jail for a year-a-half is now on trial.  Turkey accuses evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson of working with a group allied with Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim preacher the Turkish government says was behind a failed coup attempt in July of 2016.  Brunson, who is from North Carolina, also is accused of political and military espionage.  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has offered to trade Brunson for the self-exiled Gulen who has been living in the U.S. for almost 20 years.  

The American government has rejected the trade.

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