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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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Fethullah Gulen sits in a room at his compound in Saylorsburg, Pa. He has lived in exile in the United States since the late 1990s. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Gulen for last year's failed coup and is seeking his extradition. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Cleric Accused Of Plotting Turkish Coup Attempt: 'I Have Stood Against All Coups'

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Opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu throws flowers to supporters on Sunday during a massive rally in Istanbul concluding a 280-mile march from Ankara. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Taner Kiliç, Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, was taken into custody by Turkish security forces on Tuesday. Courtesy of the Kiliç family via Amnesty International hide caption

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Police officers escort detainees in Kayseri, Turkey, on Wednesday. Turkish authorities say the countrywide raids were aimed at people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Olcay Duzgun/AP hide caption

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Andrew Brunson, from North Carolina, is in a Turkish prison on terrorism charges that his family calls "totally false." Courtesy of American Center for Law and Justice hide caption

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Amid U.S. Calls For Release, American Pastor Remains Behind Bars In Turkey

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared at a joint news with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Thursday. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tillerson Asserts 'Difficult Choices' Are Ahead For U.S. And Turkey

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Turks line up outside the Istanbul governor's office, one of the "crisis management centers" set up for those who believe they were wrongly suspended, fired or arrested following the July 15 coup attempt. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Victims Of Turkey's Post-Coup Purge Invited To Prove Their Innocence

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Pro-government supporters in Ankara wave Turkish flags and hold signs showing Fethullah Gulen on July 20. The sign says "The coup nation traitor, FETO." FETO stands for "Fethullah Terrorist Organization." Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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In Turkey, The Man To Blame For Most Everything Is A U.S.-Based Cleric

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