U.S. Pastor Who Has Been Jailed In Turkey For 21 Months Has Been Released After Trump Threatens ‘Harsh Policy’

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence threatened to impose “large sanctions” on Turkey if they don’t release Andrew Brunson, right, an American pastor who has been detained in the country.

And it seems that these actions worked!

A Christian pastor who has been detained in Turkey for 21 months has been released, according to Reuters

A source in the United States familiar with the developments said the sudden shift came a day before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had been set to unveil a harsh new policy on Turkey.

The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, said U.S. and Turkish officials had been working on a deal that would lead to Brunson’s release, with Washington expecting him to be freed at the trial last week.

U.S. officials had been under the impression that the deal was in place, the source said, adding that when Brunson was not released, Pence spoke with President Donald Trump and the two agreed harsh new policy measures were needed to force the issue.

Pence spoke by phone on Wednesday with Brunson, who expressed gratitude for the help from Trump and his top officials in securing his move from prison, the source said.

“The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their longtime detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great Christian, family man, and wonderful human being,” tweeted Trump.
“He is suffering greatly,” Trump added. “This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!”

Prior to Trump’s tweet, Pence made a similar threat. “If Turkey does not take immediate action to free this man of faith and send him home to America,” he told attendees at a Ministerial on Religious Freedom at the State Department, “the United States will impose significant sanctions on Turkey until Pastor Andrew Brunson is free.”
“While he is out of jail he is still not free,” Pence said in his speech.

“And to President Erdogan and the Turkish government, I have a message on behalf of the President of the United States of America,” he continued. “Release Pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences.”

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7 thoughts on “U.S. Pastor Who Has Been Jailed In Turkey For 21 Months Has Been Released After Trump Threatens ‘Harsh Policy’

  • July 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm
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    Way to go, President Trump and Vice President. With our great President, you don’t mess with the US! He is a man of his word and will look after the US and it’s people.

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  • July 27, 2018 at 1:45 pm
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    Trump reminds me of King David in Samuel, (A man after God’s own heart.) a little rough around the edges but faithful to God and his people.

    God Bless you Trumph,,

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  • July 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    What! No pallets of cash??

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  • July 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    Iran, North Korea and Turkey? Trump is not vying to be anybody’s “cuddle buddy” like Obama was. It’s good to be an American again. 🙂

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  • July 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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    why obama couldn´t the same thing

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  • July 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm
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    YES PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING EVERY THING RIGHT FOR AMERICA…WITH ALL OF THE EVIL VILE AMERICAN HATING DEMORATS AND EVIL VILE RINO’S WHO ARE DEMORATS IN REPUBLICAN ROBES ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING EVERY THING TO STOP AMERICA’S DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP BY TRUE AMERICAN LOVING “WE THE PEOPLE”. NO PERSON OWNS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS LOYALTY IS TO AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN CITIZENS. AMERICA DOES NOT WORSHIP THE GOVERNMENT AMERICA WORSHIPS ALMIGHTY GOD ONLY. I’M VERY PROUD TO CALL PRESIDENT TRUMP…MY PRESIDENT. HE IS TRULY GOD’S CHOSEN WARRIOR FOR AMERICA AND THE ENTIRE WORLD…IT WILL BE AMAZING TO WATCH ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT AMERICA’S GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER WILL BE ACCOMPLISHING..THANK YOU ALMIGHTY GOD FOR SENDING DONALD J. TRUMP TO BE AMERICA’S PRESIDENT TO HEAL OUR LAND AND BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD..THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP….

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  • August 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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    Good call (like many others) by Trump.

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