>> 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.
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.
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.
The US charge d'affair in Turkey has called the ruling, disappointing.