Turkish hostages released after 'diplomatic negotiations'

GMT 11:35 2014 Sunday ,21 September

Arab Today, arab today Turkish hostages released after 'diplomatic negotiations'

Arab Today

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday dozens of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State militants in Iraq had been freed as a result of negotiations and no ransom had been paid for their release.
"There was no bargain for money at all, but only diplomatic and political negotiations. And this is a diplomatic victory," Erdogan told reporters at Ankara's Esenboga Airport before departing for New York for a UN General Assembly meeting.
Forty-six Turks seized from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul were freed and returned to Turkey on Saturday, in what Erdogan described as a "secret operation" by the Turkey's spy agency.


Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
arabtoday arabtoday arabtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabs, Arab, Arab