Brunson's arrest in 2016 sparked a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the Trump administration, which had threatened new sanctions against the Erdogan government.
"I look forward to returning home and being reunited with my family", Brunson said. "I love Jesus. I love Turkey", he said in his final defence.
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That hearing is now scheduled for Friday.
"The White House thought they had a deal after President Trump spoke with Turkey's president". But it said the pastor can now walk free as he has already spent two years in detention.
William Devlin, an evangelical pastor from NY spoke to reporters outside the prison, saying hundreds of thousands of Christians are praying for Brunson's release.
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Brunson had been accused of collaborating with terrorist groups and participating in a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
Smith said the church was ready to help Brunson and his family settle back in the United States after more than two decades away.
Prosecutors accused Brunson of committing crimes on behalf of terror groups, linking him to outlawed Kurdish militants and a network led by a US -based Turkish cleric who is accused of orchestrating the coup attempt.
"President Trump has had a focus on it, the administration's had a focus on it, and we're very hopeful that we'll see a good outcome before too long", he added.
Altun insisted that Turkish courts were independent from government and impartial: "We would like to remind him once again that Turkey is a democratic country with the rule of law, and that Turkish courts are independent". "WILL BE HOME SOON!" the president declared.
"We are joyful and so thankful for Pastor Brunson's long-awaited freedom". His prolonged imprisonment led the U.S.to impose sanctions on two Turkish ministers and threaten further penalties were he not released. Several Turkish-American citizens - including NASA scientist Serkan Golge and several workers from the United States Embassy in Ankara - are languishing in prison alleged to have a connection to Gulen's group.
"We are grateful for the President's commitment and efforts in securing my release", said Pastor Brunson, as he prepares to leave Turkey en route to the US.
Erdogan had said he wouldn't hand Brunson back to the USA, but analysts at the Eurasia Group note that the Turkish President has recently shifted position, saying the decision wasn't his to make but would be made by the independent Turkish judiciary. After repeated attempts to negotiate a deal to secure Brunson's release, the USA responded with sanctions against Turkey, worsening an economic crisis that has seen the Turkish lira lose almost 40 per cent of its value this year.