Islamic State releases Turkish hostages seized in Mosul [AN]


Nothing is known about the three Iraqis abducted with the Turks. Some suspect a bargain between Turkey and the Islamic State. Ankara refuses military support for US-led coalition. Syrian Kurdish refugees are allowed in after Turkish Kurds protest. Kerry shows flexibility on Iran in the fight against Islamic State. UN Security Council adopts a statement of support for the new Iraqi government and calls on the international community to fight Islamic State terrorism.



I wonder if it has anything to do with Turkey opening its doors to the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood no longer welcome in Egypt.

In any case, I am glad the hostages are freed.


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