President Trump says an American pastor has been freed by Turkish officials and is headed back to the U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson spent more than two years in a Turkish jail after being accused of spying and aiding terrorists. He denied the charges. Trump announced Brunson's release in an all-caps tweet this morning. Brunson is from North Carolina.
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PASTOR BRUNSON JUST RELEASED. WILL BE HOME SOON!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2018