Turkey: We Differ From Iran, Russia, US on Syria and Middle East

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

He was arrested in the aftermath of a failed military coup in 2016, for alleged links to both the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and a network led by USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by Turkey for the coup attempt.

His comments came in response to a reporter's question about an earlier comment from French President Emmanuel Macron, who said Turkey's support for US -led strikes against Syria showed it had "separated" from Russian Federation.

A US pastor denied allegations of links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey as he went on trial on Monday in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.

Monday's court session will be attended by North Carolina senator Thom Tillis and USA envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback.

The lawyer for a US pastor who goes on trial in Turkey on Monday over alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup said the preacher had been arrested for his Christian faith.

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"The (pastor) we have is on trial. You can give him right away", Erdogan said in September. He faces up to 35 years in prison. Gulen has denied any hyperlink into this coup effort in which a lot more than 240 persons were murdered.

A replicate of Brunson's indictment noticed by Reuters accuses him of doing work together with Gulen's community and also the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has battled an insurgency in southeast Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by the United States and eu.

Izmir'rsquo & s prosecutor;s office stated evidence was obtained to bill Brunson with obtaining confidential government advice for military and political espionage and helping associations that are armed. He was arrested in October 2016 while running the Resurrection Church in the western city of Izmir.

Furnari said she isn't sure why her father was arrested.

"We think we can debunk these claims tomorrow", Brunson's lawyer said.

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