Andrew Brunson
Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Lawmakers in Congress Monday approved a measure that would temporarily bar deliveries of about 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey while demanding the immediate release of imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson.

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International delegations head to D.C. to discuss religious freedom

International | Plus Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s views on Russia and refugees
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/18, 12:53 pm

UNITED STATES: More than 80 countries will send high-level participants to Washington next week for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Brunson defends himself ‘with boldness’

International | The American pastor heads back to a Turkish jail as he awaits an October trial date
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/18/18, 02:41 pm

TURKEY: Despite predictions in and outside Turkey of Andrew Brunson’s release, the Izmir court Wednesday returned the American pastor to jail after a two-hour proceeding. The judges set another trial date for Oct. 12—nearly two years since authorities first detained Brunson.

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