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The Turkish court released the American pastor Branson - RIA Novosti, 12.10.2018


Pastor Andrew Branson. Izmir, Turkey. Archival photo
ANKARA, 12 Oct — RIA Novosti. The court of the Turkish Izmir sentenced the American pastor Andrew Branson to three years one month and 15 days of imprisonment and released it from under house arrest, reports on Friday NTV.© AP Photo/Rick Bowmer TV channel Planes — on a trick, pilots — home. The USA breaks Turkey "wings" It is noted that the court included time which Branson carried out under arrest and removed from it all measures of restraint, including the ban for trip abroad. Branson in the last word told: "I am innocent, I love Turkey and I want to be justified". Earlier the court rejected appeals of lawyers of Branson for his release from under house arrest three times. The relations of Washington and Ankara became aggravated recently, including because of business of Branson detained in 2016 by the Turkish authorities on a charge of participation in attempt of a coup d'etat and communications from the Kurdistan Workers' Party forbidden in Turkey. At the beginning of August the Ministry of Finance of the USA imposed sanctions against the Minister of Justice of Turkey Abdulakhmit Gül and the Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu, having accused them of "serious violations of human rights". Then the U.S. President Donald Trump said that he authorized increase twice in duties on aluminum and steel from Turkey — to 20% and 50% respectively. It caused the collapse of Turkish lira to a historical minimum. Ankara in reply sharply raised taxes on 22 types of the American goods, including on tobacco, alcohol, cars, cosmetic products, rice and fruit, on the total amount of 533 million dollars.

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