Trump says freed pastor to arrive in US on Saturday, visit White House

13 Oct, 2018 8:21 am

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – The pastor who was at the centre of a diplomatic spat between Turkey and the United States will land at a military base near Washington on Saturday and will likely visit the White House the same day, President Donald Trump said .

“We’re very honoured to have him back with us,” Trump told reporters, referring to the release of pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court. “He suffered greatly but we’re very appreciative to a lot of people,” Trump added, saying no deal had been made with Turkey on lifting US sanctions in exchange for Brunson’s release.

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