'Turkey, Germany working on PKK-kidnapped mountaineers'

PKK militants on Wednesday kidnapped three German mountaineers in the east of Turkey.

'Turkey, Germany working on PKK-kidnapped mountaineers'
Spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday there had been a close cooperation between Turkey and Germany in regard to the three German mountaineers who were kidnapped in the east of Turkey.

When asked whether those German mountaineers were abducted by PKK militants on Mount Agri, spokesman Burak Ozugergin said Turkish security authorities had been working on this matter fastidiously.

Turkish Foreign Ministry and German Embassy in Ankara as well as Turkish Embassy in Berlin and German Foreign Office have been cooperating on the issue, he said.

Governor said on Wednesday PKK militants kidnapped three German mountaineers in the east of Turkey.

A group of German mountaineers got a legal permit to climb Mount Agri in the eastern city of Agri, and arrived in this city three days ago, Governor Mehmet Cetin of Agri said.

Cetin said that 13 mountaineers, headed by a guide, camped at 3,200 meters of altitude, and five terrorists raided the camp and abducted three mountaineers.

"Terrorists told the mountaineers that they were staging the attack to protest the initiatives that the German government has launched recently against both the organization and people who support the terrorist organization PKK," the governor said.


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