TURKEY-US-POLITICS-JUSTICE-RELIGION-DIPLOMACY

How Can an Evangelical Pastor Influence Turkey–US Relations?

Following the July 15, 2016, military coup in Turkey, Andrew Brunson – an Evangelical pastor currently under house arrest in Turkey – said: “We were waiting for some events to shake the Turks […], the coup attempt was a shock, many Turks trusted the military as they did in the past […] We will eventually win.”

Why did Turkey declare and lift its state of emergency?

“The Western world’s expectations of help and partnership from Turkey on important matters is in vain; it must first understand and respect Turkey’s struggle against terrorism and provide intelligence, logistical and psychological support for its ally against common enemies.”