April 19, 2018 | Quoted by Joshua Gill - The Daily Caller

North Carolina Pastor Starts Trial In Turkey. Here’s Why That Matters

A U.S. pastor held in Turkey on dubious terror charges began trial Monday, rejecting accusations of aiding an Islamist movement and spying against Turkey’s government.

Aykan Erdemir, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former member of the opposition party in Turkey’s parliament, said in 2017 that he doubted Brunson would receive a fair trial given what he says is Erdogan’s true reason for having Brunson imprisoned.

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