Andrew Brunson is an American pastor whose imprisonment by Turkey on charges of espionage has led to tension with the United States
Brunson, 50, is originally from North Carolina and has lived in Turkey for more than two decades. He was swept up by Turkish authorities along with journalists, activists, military officers and others in a government crackdown following a failed military coup attempt in 2016.
From The Guardian:
He is on trial over allegations of espionage on behalf of Kurdish insurgents and the Fethullah Gülen network, a movement that is widely believed to have orchestrated a coup attempt in 2016.
Is there any basis to these charges? What is the evidence against him? Has there been a trial?