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Turkey: threat?

President Erdoğan on 30 May increased speculation that Turkey has been holding jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson hostage since last October in order to extract political concessions from the United States.

World Watch Monitor

Addressing the parliamentary assembly of his ruling Justice and Development Party, Erdoğan warned that, under international agreements, Turkey could retaliate against countries refusing to extradite Turkish nationals accused by Ankara of links to Fethullah Gülen, the Turkish Muslim cleric accused of plotting the failed July 2016 coup attempt to overthrow the Turkish Government.