Turkey seeks life in prison for U.S. pastor over 2016 failed coup – Dogan news agency


ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday requested life imprisonment for detained American pastor Andrew Brunson over alleged links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, the private Dogan news agency said.

Last year President Tayyip Erdogan had suggested that Turkey could free Brunson if the United States handed over a Fethulla Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Ankara blames for the attempted military putsch.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan

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