March 13th, 2013
07:43 AM ET

Report: Militants release Turkish hostages

Kurdish militants have released eight Turkish civil servants who were kidnapped in eastern Turkey and held hostage in northern Iraq, according to Turkey's semi-official Anadolu news agency.

The Kurdish separatist group PKK had kidnapped the eight in various eastern Turkish provinces on different dates, Anadolu reported.

Adil Kurt, a member of Turkey's Parliament, said Wednesday that the eight released hostages were in a convoy heading from Iraq to the Turkish border and were expected to arrive in Turkey Wednesday afternoon.

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  1. banasy©

    So what was the purpose of this whole excercise...?

    March 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Gain publicity, pressure Turks. Separatist movements.
    Good afternoon@banasy

    March 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |