Turkey’S Erdogan Indicates Change: Jailed U.S. Pastor For Turkish Cleric : The Two-Way : Npr

“Erdogan has voiced frustration with American demands for more evidence pointing to Gulen’s involvement in the coup effort,” NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.
The cleric Turkey wants to get its hands on is Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic scholar in his late 70s who lives in a compound in Saylorsburg, Pa., in the Pocono Mountains.
He was arrested last October during the crackdown that followed a military faction’s attempt to overthrow Erdogan in July.
Brunson, 48, is an evangelical Presbyterian from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades.
Peter relays Erdogan’s words in a speech at a police academy Thursday: “You have a pastor too,” Erdogan said, adding, “You give us that one and we’ll work with our judiciary and give back yours.

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