While Ps Andrew Brunson is still not allowed to leave Turkey, he HAS been moved out of prison to house arrest. We praise God for this and thank you for all your prayers for Andrew and family –
The US pastor Andrew Brunson is being moved from Kiriklar prison to house arrest in Turkey after a court ruling today, 25 July, a leader of the Turkish Protestant Church has confirmed direct to World Watch Monitor.
The same source confirmed that Brunson’s wife is on her way to the prison to meet her husband, and to ensure the Prosecutor’s order to release him into house arrest is quickly delivered to the prison.
Aykan Erdemir, a former member of Turkey’s parliament and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, confirmed that Brunson will remain in pre-trial detention until the next hearing, scheduled for 12 October.
Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, has been on trial for terrorism and spying charges – of having links with the Fethullah Gülen movement, which the Ankara government blames for the failed July 2016 coup attempt, and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).