(RNS) — A year after being freed, Brunson spoke of his appreciation for his freedom and his continuing concern for the people of Turkey.
(RNS) — Enes Kanter is not your average NBA player. How many NBA players have clashed publicly with dictators and their regimes? Or have had their home countries request red notices from Interpol? Kanter, a Turkish native and current Portland Trail Blazer, has done all of that.
IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The American missionary, imprisoned nearly two years on terrorism-related charges, had been the subject of a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Turkey.
IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The Turkish government isn’t Brunson’s only foe. He’s also battling former members of his congregation who were expelled in part for harboring racist views toward ethnic Kurdish refugees, according to one pastor at the church.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (RNS) — For many in Turkey, Brunson's case has little to do with his faith or his work as a missionary, and everything to do with how Washington addresses the concerns of Ankara.
(RNS) — North Carolina native Andrew Brunson is accused by the Turkish court of being 'an agent of unconventional warfare under the mask of being an evangelical church pastor.'
(Reuters) — Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating last year's failed coup, says he would accept extradition if Washington agrees to a request by Ankara to hand him over.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Analysts say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has been targeting American Christians in retaliation for United States’ failure to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen, as demanded by the Turkish government.
BERLIN (Reuters) Gulen said the coup gave Erdogan the opportunity to dismiss thousands of perceived opponents in ministries, the military, police and judiciary authorities.
(RNS) At Turkey's request, some African governments are closing Gulen-affiliated schools.
(RNS) The Turkish government has long said it wants the imam extradited. Now the request is official.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) Turkey expects to complete within a week to 10 days a dossier requesting the extradition from the United States of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed coup.
ISTANBUL -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is willing to help Turkey as it tries to identify those involved in the coup attempt.
ISTANBUL -- U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen denies accusations he played a role in the attempted coup in Turkey and said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the attempt to topple the government.
WASHINGTON - All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.
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