1 year ago
A truck carrying migrants overturned in in the town of Menderes in the coastal province of Izmir, western Turkey, killing at least 18 people including children.
: Big day. Pastor Andrew Brunson, who could have spent 35 years in a Turkish prison, was returned safely home to his family today. Met in Oval Office, great people. Then off to Kentucky for a Rally for Congressman Andy Barr. Tremendous crowd and spirit. Just returned to White House.
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Pastor Brunson makes a prayer in the Oval office then Trump asks him: Who did you vote for?
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#TurkishNavy with Ada Class corvette F512 TCG Buyukada in background always interesting about Hellenic Armed Forces large scale exercise Parmenion 2018 as HellenicNavy gunboat P57 HS Kasos sailing around far away from west coast of Chios island
: "From a Turkish prison to the White House in 24 hours." Kristin Fisher of @FoxNews Very cool.
FM Çavuşoğlu on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia needs to cooperate for the [Turkish] prosecution personnel and experts to enter the consulate premises for the soundness of this investigation and everything to come into light
: There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don't make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States and Turkey.
: Pastor Andrew Brunson, released by Turkey, will be with me in the Oval Office at 2:30 P.M. (this afternoon). It will be wonderful to see and meet him. He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience. I would like to thank President @RT_Erdogan for his help.
1 year ago
US and Turkish troops will be at the border of Manbij in training for the common patrol. Image: @aybarsbtr
Turkey starts drilling operation in the Mediterranean Sea amid a row over drilling with Greek Cyprus.
Trump vows severe punishment if Saudi Arabia behind Khashoggi disappearance
Members of the British Parliament send a message to the British Foreign Secretary on Jamal Khashoggi
: "I'm really proud to report that earlier today we secured the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey."
Secretary Pompeo has spoken with Khashoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, per State Dept official
Turkey has declared Gaziantep border as a Special Security Zone starting at 17.00 on Friday, October 12, 2018 and ending at 17.00 on October 26, 2018.
Trump says hopes to have US pastor freed by Turkey 'back home soon'
Turkish court frees Pastor Brunson by sentencing him for 3 years in prison. He has already served most of it and the remaining time will be suspended.
The Turkish court decides to lift the legal restrictions on pastor Branson
Turkish prosecutor in trial of US pastor Brunson calls for Brunson to be jailed up to 10 years
Prosecutor asked the court to relieve probation imposed on Pastor Brunson
Erdogan: YPG units did not leave Manbij and Turkey will do what necessary to do
Erdogan: "The separatist organization has appointed mayor of the city and municipal organizations. We cannot tolerate this"
President Erdoğan on Manbij: "They promised us, they said, We will leave in 90 days, and as you see they did not leave"
Erdogan: "Now they are digging the tranches in Manbij. What it means? - they have prepared the tomb. We will enter that area"
Saudi delegation arrives to Ankara to participate in the investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi
British billionaire Richard Branson freezes business links with Saudi Arabia amid reports journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish army bombed Sidekan area
Erdogan: "God willing, very soon, with the support of our commandos, the east of the Euphrates will be free of the nests of terrorism."
Another hearing of Brunson has begun in Izmir, Turkey
1 year ago
On US pastor imprisoned in Turkey, for whom a court hearing is scheduled today, @statedeptspox replies to @cindysaine: "We don't have any further information" on whether he is about to be released and not aware of any such deal (as @NBCNews reported).