Review Hari Stefanatos
Turkish government announced the release of the 49 Turkish citizens that were held hostages in the hands of jihadists since June, when the rebels captured Mosul and invaded the turkish consulate.
Turkish authorities have not gone into details as to how they managed to release the hostages, while Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu merely said that they were freed by the turkish secret service “through their own methods”, while at the same time noting no operation took place.
In fact, Davutoğlu interrupted his visit to Azerbaijan in order to meet with the hostages, who are now in Turkey.
The Erdogan, however, stated that the release came after a “pre-planned operation” of the turkish intelligence.