American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

ALIAGA, TURKEY — The trial of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States resumed Friday in Turkey, with observers waiting to see if authorities will release him amid threats of further U.S. sanctions. The fourth hearing of the case against Andrew Brunson began in a prison complex near the western city of Izmir. He arrived in a secured convoy before daybreak. The evangelical pastor is accused of terror-related charges and espionage, facing up to 35 years in jail if convicted. Brunson, 50, who has lived in Turkey for more...

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