Turkey | American pastor jailed in Turkey makes a daring plea to the Trump administration: ‘Please do not leave me here in prison’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/11/17, 10:30 am
Friday, April 7, passed for Andrew Brunson like most of the other 25 Fridays since the American pastor was detained in Turkey six months ago as a “threat to national security.”
Back in October, Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, thought he was finally receiving permanent resident status when authorities summoned him to government offices in Izmir. Instead, Ministry of Interior officials detained him for weeks that now have stretched into months—all without offering evidence of the charges against him.