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.
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