Statement on the Trial of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 16, 2018


The entire U.S. government is following Mr. Brunson’s case closely. We have seen no credible evidence that Mr. Brunson is guilty of a crime and are convinced that he is innocent. We believe that Turkey is a state bound by the rule of law, and we have faith in the Turkish people's commitment to justice. We hope that the judicial system in Turkey will resolve his case in a timely, fair, and transparent manner.