‘Protect him from those who would undermine…’: NC pastor prays for Trump, America in Oval Office

‘Protect him from those who would undermine…’: NC pastor prays for Trump, America in Oval Office

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Andrew Brunson to the White House on Oct. 13 to following the pastor’s release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey. Brunson, originally from Black Mountain, North Carolina, prayed for Trump and the nation in the Oval Office, asking God to provide the […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkey

Pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2018 A Turkish judge on Oct. 12 ordered American pastor Andrew Brunson be released and sentenced to time served. Brunson was arrested in October 2016 and was detained for 18 months before being charged by the Turkish government with being connected to outlawed Kurdish groups and opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, […]

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “do something” to bring about the release of an American pastor jailed in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges. A Turkish court on July 18 dashed the hopes of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s immediate release. The court ordered […]

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The U.S. Senate and North Carolina’s General Assembly are calling for Turkey to release an American pastor based in Turkey who was arrested in the purges which occurred in the aftermath of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, was charged […]

Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 The Turkish government on Nov. 12 called a report that Turkish officials plotted to kidnap U.S.-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless.” The Wall Street Journal reported on Nov. 10 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating an alleged plot involving former U.S. national security adviser […]

U.S.-Turkey tensions rise amid diplomatic dispute

U.S.-Turkey tensions rise amid diplomatic dispute

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2017 The United States and Turkey have both blocked tourist and business travel between the two nations amid a diplomatic dispute. The latest dispute between the NATO-allied countries began last week when Turkey arrested an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul who authorities accused of having ties to U.S.-based […]

Turkey: Thousands fired, investigation stymied on coup attempt anniversary

Turkey: Thousands fired, investigation stymied on coup attempt anniversary

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2017 The Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued its purge of state institutions one year after a failed coup attempt as the government dismissed more than 7,000 police, ministry staff and academics on July 14. The official Turkish government Gazette said that those who were fired are people “who it’s […]

Assassin of Russian ambassador had guarded Turkey’s President Erdogan

Assassin of Russian ambassador had guarded Turkey’s President Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 The assassin who gunned down Russia’s ambassador to Turkey had served on security details to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan several times prior to the Dec. 19 assassination of Andrei Karlov. Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, served on police details backing up Erdogan’s personal body guards eight times since the […]

Report: Turkey post-coup crackdown targets U.S. Christians

Report: Turkey post-coup crackdown targets U.S. Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now targeting American Christians in retaliation for the U.S.’s refusal to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in the July coup attempt, a report said. Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown has resulted in the arrest of tens of thousands of people and the […]

‘Disillusioned’ Erdogan on ’60 Minutes’: Obama policies caused flood of 3 million refugees

‘Disillusioned’ Erdogan on ’60 Minutes’: Obama policies caused flood of 3 million refugees

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama “failed to rise to the occasion” in Syria and his policies have helped create a major security threat on Turkey’s southern border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with “60 Minutes”. Erdogan claimed that U.S. policies have also contributed to the flood […]