Turkey refuses to fulfil ‘unlawful requests’ on US pastor case

Published: September 05, 2018 11:07:04 | Updated: September 08, 2018 14:58:35

US pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018 - Demiroren News Agency/DHA via Reuters

Turkey cannot fulfil unlawful requests” regarding US Pastor Andrew Brunson’s ongoing case, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet newspaper early on Wednesday.

The case of Brunson, standing trial in Turkey over terrorism charges, lies at the heart of a diplomatic crisis between Ankara and Washington that has prompted a crash of Turkey’s lira currency.

Citing his comments to reporters, Erdogan said Turkey followed the rule of law and the United States would not be able to make progress in the case by using threats, Reuters reported citing Hurriyet.

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