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Hope for Andrew Brunson

International | Turkish newspaper says government authorities might release the jailed American pastor
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/10/18, 02:12 pm

American Pastor Andrew Brunson might be released from a Turkish prison after his July 18 hearing, according to a report in Hurriyet, a state-sanctioned daily news outlet.

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Under pressure

International | South Korean government restrictions are hurting North Korean defector-led rights groups and missionary organizations
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/03/18, 03:18 pm

The effort to make peace between North and South Korea is coming at a price for defectors, human rights groups, and missionary organizations based in South Korea.

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Erdogan strengthens grip on Turkey

Turkey | Analysts say Sunday election will push Turkey further from democracy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/26/18, 04:52 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s presidential race paves the way for the country’s 15-year leader to broaden his control. His reelection ultimately means increased executive powers for Erdogan, whom analysts and opponents fear will launch a full-fledged authoritarian regime.

The High Electoral Board declared Erdogan the winner with an unofficial count giving him 53 percent of the vote. Muharrem Ince, the major opposition contender from the Republican People’s Party, received 31 percent of the vote.

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