July 25, 2018 / 3:44 PM / 5 months ago

Pompeo says 'it is not enough' to move U.S. pastor out of Turkish jail

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed “long overdue news” that American pastor Andrew Brunson was transferred from a jail in Turkey to house arrest on Wednesday but said the United States expects the Turkish government to do more.

“We welcome long overdue news that Pastor Brunson has been moved from prison to house arrest in #Turkey, but it is not enough,” Pompeo said on Twitter. “We have seen no credible evidence against Mr. Brunson, and call on Turkish authorities to resolve his case immediately in a transparent and fair manner.”

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott

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