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American pastor Andrew Brunson is being held in Turkey on accusations of terror and espionage.In a tweet, President Trump called Brunson "a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being." AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Istanbul at an event marking the second anniversary of a failed coup attempt on July 15. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's State Of Emergency Ends, While Erdogan's Power Grows And 'Purge' Continues

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Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gather in front of the Huber Presidential Palace, where he delivered a victory speech. Preliminary results indicate Erdogan has avoided a runoff. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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People wave a banner showing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a gathering of supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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What To Know About Turkey's Elections

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An F-35 Lightning II in flight. Congress is moving to block delivery of the warplane to Turkey, a NATO ally and member of the nine-nation consortium manufacturing the warplane. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter hide caption

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Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey

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A pro-Palestinian protester raises her fist at a rally outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The South African demonstrators were just some of those who took to city streets to protest the killing of dozens of people along the Gaza border Monday. Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets members of his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, at the Grand National Assembly in Ankara earlier this year. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An undated photo shows Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson's trial began Monday on charges of aiding groups said to have orchestrated an attempted coup. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers celebrate around a statue of Kawa, a mythology figure in Kurdish culture as they prepare to destroy it in city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday. Hasan Kirmizitas/AP hide caption

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Fighters with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army advance through a field southeast of Afrin on Tuesday. Ankara and its allies among the Syrian rebels said Tuesday they have surrounded the Kurdish-held Syrian border town. Hasan Kirmizitas/DHA-Depo Photos via AP hide caption

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with local people in Port Sudan, Sudan, on Dec. 25, one of many locations in Africa the Turkish leader has visited recently. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

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Turkey Is Quietly Building Its Presence In Africa

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