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Turkey court releases pastor whose detention triggered crisis with US

Izmir, Turkey - A court in Turkey on Friday lifted the house arrest and travel ban against US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested two years back on espionage and terrorism-related charges and whose detention triggered a diplomatic crisis with Washington. The court in the Aegean province of Izmir sentenced him to three years, one month and 15 days in prison, but he will be freed for time already served. My client is free now, Brunson s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt said after the ruling. He said he expec

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