People walk in front of 'Dirilis (Resurrection) Church', in which US pastor Andrew Brunson had his congregation, in Izmir, Turkey on April 15, 2018. AFP / OZAN KOSE
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An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.Brunson has denied all allegations and maintains that he solely worked as a pastorAmerican officials have repeatedly requested that Brunson be released. In a meeting last year with his Turkish counterpart, U.S. President Donald Trump asked that the government "expeditiously" return the pastor to the U.S. But the appeals have not made much headway. Brunson, 50, has been living in Turkey for 23 years and served as the pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church with a small Protestant congregation.
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