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>> This is the third time I've been here to Izmir to support Pastor Andy Bronson so we're hoping for a quick release today.>> Supporters of the US Pastor being held in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges will dealt a blow Wednesday. Andrew Brunson's lawyer had predicted his release.
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But instead a Turkish court ruled he'll remain in custody until his next hearing in October. Donald Trump has tweeted demanding the preacher's release. In a case that has further strained relations between the US and Turkey. The Christian pastor from North Carolina has lived in Turkey for more than two decades.
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He's been indicted on charges of helping the group anchor blames for the failed 2016 coup, a charge Bronson calls painful and disgusting. Detained nearly two years ago, if found guilty he faces up to 35 years in jail.>> I don't believe that there is any indication that Pastor Bronson is guilty of any sort of criminal or terrorist activity.
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The US charge d'affair in Turkey has called the ruling, disappointing.