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US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

4 monthes ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey.
A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson say the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached a final agreement on the release and it could still fall through.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that the U.S. is hopeful he will soon go free but said she was unaware of any agreement on his release.
President Donald Trump has...
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Turkey's currency jumps after Washington and Ankara reportedly reach deal to release detained American pastor

Turkey's currency jumps after Washington and Ankara reportedly reach deal to release detained American pastor

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The Turkish lira jumped more than 2.5% Thursday.
NBC reports Washington and Ankara have reached an agreement on the release of a detained American pastor.
Watch the lira trade in real time here.
The Turkish lira jumped Thursday after reports its government could release a detained American within days, a step toward resolving tensions between Washington and Ankara that have helped roil the currency in recent months.
NBC News first reported the White House reached a deal with the Turkish government to release North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained in the country for two...
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