Recently released US pastor Andrew Brunson has arrived at the United States, AFP reported, citing a Christian group. As the media specified, his plane touched down at Andrews Air Force Base. Prior to that, US President Donald Trump invited him to visit the White House.
Charges Against Andrew Brunson's
Brunson was detained three years ago in connection with his alleged ties to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The latter was accused by Turkey of plotting the 2016 failed military coup.
Reacting to Brunson's detention, the United States imposed sanctions against Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and doubled import tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.