Two Turkish soldiers abducted by gunmen freed

The release of the soldiers in the Diyarbakir province followed intervention from members of the Peoples' Democratic Party.

Two Turkish soldiers abducted by gunmen freed

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Turkish soldiers abducted by gunmen have been released in south-eastern Turkey's Diyarbakir province after politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party intervened, security sources have said.

The pair were brought to the district governorship of Lice on Thursday by the party's Deputy Chairs Pervin Buldan and Idris Baluken, deputy of Istanbul Sirri Sureyya Onder and Peace and Democracy Party provincial chairperson Zubeyde Zumrut.

The soldiers were seized on Saturday by armed men during an unauthorized protest against the construction of a gendarmerie station in Lice area of Diyarbakir.

Last Mod: 02 Mayıs 2014, 09:06
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