U.S. pastor on trial in Turkey for terror links
ALIAGA, Turkey — An American pastor is going on trial in Turkey accused of ties to terror groups and spying, in a case that has strained ties between Turkey and the United States.
Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of “committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member” and “espionage.”
The trial begins Monday in Aliaga, a town in western Turkey.
Brunson was arrested in December 2016…
The Associated Press