Pastor Andrew Branson. © AFP 2018 / Stringer
WASHINGTON, 12 Oct — US President Donald trump said that he hoped for a speedy return of pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey to USA.
On Friday, the Turkish court of Izmir sentenced American pastor Andrew Brunson to three years one month and 15 days of imprisonment and released him from house arrest. The court credited the time that Brunson has been under arrest, and stripped him of all preventive measures, including a ban on travel abroad.
“My thoughts and prayers are with pastor Branson, and we hope that he would soon be safe back home!” — trump wrote in his Twitter.