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Trump confirms release of pastor Brunson

United States President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson via Twitter message, underlining that the American citizen "will be home soon."

According to multiple media reports citing pastor's family attorney, Brunson is already on a plane heading to the US. In an earlier tweet, the president said: "My thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Brunson, and we hope to have him safely back home soon!"

Earlier today, the pastor at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Washington and Ankara, was sentenced to three years and one and a half months in prison at a Turkish court.

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