In readout from White House issued just now, it says: President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson and asked that the Turkish Government expeditiously return him to the United States.
The fact that White House asking Turkish Government to return the Pastor showing that US does not believe at all there is a rule of law in Turkey. Trump also makes it clear that if the Turkish government wants Pastor to be released, there is no ‘independence of judiciary’ in the country.
Here is the whole statement:
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
President Donald J. Trump met today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to discuss how to further strengthen the deep and diverse relationship between our two countries. President Trump reiterated the commitment of the United States to the security of our NATO ally Turkey and the need to work together to confront terrorism in all its forms. President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson and asked that the Turkish Government expeditiously return him to the United States. President Trump told President Erdogan that he looks forward to seeing him next week during his upcoming international travel.
Pence also mentioned Pastor Brunson in his tweet:
— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 16, 2017