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Trump: I'm an 'Island of One' on Syria
Trump: I'm an 'Island of One' 

Trump: I'm an 'Island of One'

Says US cannot fight 'endless wars,' defends decision to get out of Syria

(Newser) - President Trump said Saturday that he is an "island of one" for removing US forces from northeastern Syria. But the AP reports that he remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has endangered stability in the Middle East and risked the lives of...

US Pastor Freed in Turkey Amid Reports of Secret Deal

Andrew Brunson bound for US after sentencing for espionage

(Newser) - An American pastor detained for two years in Turkey on charges of espionage and aiding terrorist groups is heading home. A Turkish court on Friday allowed the release of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who lived for more than 20 years in Turkey before he was jailed in the 2016 crackdown...

Official: US Has Rejected Turkish Offer on Pastor's Release

Dispute over Andrew Brunson appears set to drag on

(Newser) - The disagreement with the US currently devastating the Turkish economy doesn't appear likely to end anytime soon. American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed by Turkey for almost two years before a shift to house arrest last month, is at the center of the dispute and a senior White...

US Slaps Turkey With Sanctions Over Pastor
US Hits NATO Ally
With Sanctions

US Hits NATO Ally With Sanctions

Trump had told Turkey to free jailed pastor

(Newser) - President Trump has made good on his threat to hit Turkey with sanctions if American pastor Andrew Brunson wasn't freed. The country's justice minister and interior minister, Abdulhamit Gul and Suleyman Soylu, have been sanctioned over what White House press secretary Sarah Sanders describes as the "unfair...

Meet the US Pastor Now a Bargaining Chip in Turkey
Trump Threatens Turkey:
Let US Pastor Go Free
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Trump Threatens Turkey: Let US Pastor Go Free

North Carolina's Andrew Brunson is out of jail but under house arrest, accused of espionage

(Newser) - He is a 50-year-old American pastor who has been doing missionary work in Turkey for 23 years. Turkey, however, has a different description for Andrew Brunson: They say he's a spy and an abettor of terrorists who is working to overthrow the government. Brunson has been in custody for...

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