The American reverend Andrew Brunson, who on Friday was released from prison in Turkey, is Saturday, arrived in Washington. On television was live-to-follow how to Brunson, is still within the 24 hours after his release, was received by the American president Donald Trump in the White House. “You’re for all of us very, very special,” says Trump against Brunson.
According to president Trump is long and hard negotiations, but there was no ransom paid. Brunson thanked Trump, knelt before him, placed his hand on the shoulder of Trump and prayed for the ‘supernatural wisdom’ for the president.
The Turkish government said Saturday that there is no foreign press was the decision of the court to Brunson free to influence. Trump thanked his Turkish ambtsgenoot Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for ‘help’. His release ‘will lead to good or excellent relations between the United States and Turkey, ” said Trump on Saturday.
Brunson was in October 2016, in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey, arrested on charges of ‘terrorism’ and ‘espionage’. Brunson would have close ties with Fethullah Gulen, according to Ankara, the mastermind behind the couppoging of July 201 – and with the Kurdish movement PKK. The case sour relations between Turkey and the US, two NATO countries, seriously. Along both sides were introduced sanctions against the ministers of Justice and Home Affairs. There were also import duties imposed. According to American media, there is now a ‘secret deal’ made between the U.S. and Turkey, where the pastor would be released in exchange for an easing of sanctions.