Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be right thing to do

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(Worthy News) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing for Turkey to do.

“It is the right thing for them to do, it is the humanitarian thing for Turkey to do,” Pompeo told the annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) dinner in Washington. “I am very hopeful that before too long he and his wife will be able to return to the United States.”

Asked what his release would mean for U.S-Turkey relations, Pompeo said: “It is an important step.” [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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