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American pastor leaves Turkey after court ruling

AP  |  Aliaga 

American pastor has left following a court ruling that convicted him on terror charges but also set him free, according to the Turkish media.

The evangelical pastor from and his wife arrived at a private terminal in in the coastal province late Friday.

Turkish media later said Brunson's plane took off. His route back to the has not been confirmed.

The lifted Brunson's house arrest and ban on travel Friday after sentencing him to three years, one month and 15 days in prison. But since he had already spent nearly two years in detention, Turkish law allowed him to go free with time served.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 02:00 IST