July 25, 2018 / 3:44 PM / 22 days ago

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

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.

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

“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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