World Bulletin / News Desk
A Turkish citizen, Aydin Tufan Tekin, who was abducted in Lebanon on Wednesday has asked the Anadolu Agency (AA) to inform his family that he was in good health.
Speaking to AA correspondents on Thursday, Tekin said that Lebanese Miqdad tribe were taking good care of him.
Stating that he was abducted by Miqdad tribe members as soon as he was out of the airport in Beirut on Wednesday, Tekin said that he was kidnapped in retaliation to Hassan Miqdad's abduction by Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Syria.
Tekin stated that he was hopeful that he would be released if Hassan Miqdad is freed.
Stating the problem could be solved in a peaceful way, Tekin demanded Turkish authorities to make a contact with Free Syrian Army over release of Hassan Miqdad.
"Best way to solve the problem is a good contact with the authorities in a diplomatic way. I have been seeking assistance of the Turkish government," said Tekin.
Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that intense efforts were underway for Tekin's safe release.
Lebanese Miqdad tribe had said it kidnapped more than 20 people including Syrian opposition members and fighters with the Free Syrian Army in retaliation to the arrest of one of their tribesmen by the FSA inside Syria.
Two Britons detained by Turkish security forces for working without government accreditation
Ahmet Davutoglu says he will pass list to president for approval Friday afternoon
Turkish dailies cover both praise and criticism for rebel MP who defied party line to take position in interim government
Soldiers standing guard near a highway in southeastern Turkey were attacked by PKK members
Peoples’ Democratic Party's (HDP) Istanbul deputy Tuzel says he will not take part in the interim government because of alleged negative aims of AK Party
Thursday’s dailies cover interim-government moves plus a 4.5G network tender which has seen a record bid worth $4.4 billion
President's comments were a message to voters to vote for ruling AKP and return its overall majority, thus avoiding instability
Davutoglu gives candidates one day to accept or decline ministry seats
Wednesday’s dailies mainly cover moves to form an interim government, plus the aftermath of flooding in northeastern Turkey
An armored vehicle has also been hit in the attack on a police station in eastern Turkey’s Bingol province
Recent polls say one-party government unlikely even after snap election on November 1
Ahmet Davutoglu to create cabinet as country faces repeat of June general election
Country's main election body announces the date of snap election
President Erdogan mandates current PM to form government which will lead Turkey to snap polls
Dailies cover President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision on a snap election plus deadly flooding in northeastern Turkey
Turkey has witnessed a surge in violence in recent weeks with the PKK targeting Turkish security forces and infrastructure