US President Donald Trump voiced his support on Tuesday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in
Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, in a case that has compounded strains in US-Turkish relations.
Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States, is on trial and being persecuted in Turkey for no reason. They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is. Hopefully he will be allowed to come home to his beautiful family where he belongs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018