World Bulletin / News Desk
The spouses and colleagues of abducted Turkish journalist Cuneyt Unal and Palestinian journalist Bashar Fehmi Qadumi on Tuesday held a protest rally in front of the Syrian Consulate General in Istanbul and demanded that the two journalists be released immediately.
Unal's wife Nuran Unal, Qadumi's wife Arzu Fehmi Qadumi, and dozens of journalists gathered together on Tesvikiye Avenue and chanted slogans in front of the Syrian Consulate General so the two journalists get released.
"Cuneyt dedicated his life to journalism for the past 17 years. He has been held captive by the Syrian regime for the past 23 days. He has faced violence after losing freedom. I want Cuneyt to return home safely. He is not a part of any ideology or a political party. He is only a journalist," Nuran Unal said.
On the other hand, Arzu Qadumi stated that what she went through has been painful.
Speaking with tears in her eyes, Arzu Qadumi noted that the burden on her shoulders gets bigger every passing day.
"It is very hard to try to stand still like a man in front of my children. Our children ask the same questions every day," Arzu Qadumi indicated.
Following brief remarks, Unal and Qadumi posted the photographs of their husbands at the Syrian Consulate General.
Meanwhile, a former captive in Syria, Adem Ozkose spoke with Unal and Qadumi in front of the Syrian Consulate General.
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