US Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed on Time Served in Turkey
By Craig C. White
Pastor Andrew Brunson is a US citizen that has been serving as a Christian pastor in Izmir Turkey for the past twenty years. After the 2016 failed Turkish coup, Turkish President Erdogan rounded up suspected enemies of the State. Brunson was charged with espionage and with aiding terrorists. Turkey charged Brunson with making the claim that Turkish President Erdogan was the biblical Antichrist. Pastor Brunson has been detained in a Turkish prison for the past two years and more recently under house arrest.
On Friday October 12, 2018 Andrew Brunson stood trial and was found guilty of terrorism but was released citing time served. Pastor Brunson immediately headed for a Turkish airport for a flight to Germany and then on to the US. President Donald Trump was instrumental in Pastor Brunson’s release, imposing economic and military sanctions on Turkey.
I wish Pastor Andrew Brunson God’s speed on his return trip to the US.