HOW WILL PEACE BE ESTABLISHED IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD?
49 Turkish citizens working in the Mosul Consulate, who were taken hostage by ISIS militants on June 10, 2014, were rescued with a successful operation.
Our citizens held as hostage for 101 days were taken to Sanliurfa at 05:00 on September 20, 2014, from the border area under ISIS control of the Turkish-Syrian border (about 130 Km between Carchemish and Ceylanpinar).
I would like to highlight this operation, which is carried out without harming our citizens, is an important political achievement that reveals the power of our State and the abilities of our governors.
In the official statements, it was stated that "Turkish citizens returned home with an operation carried out by our National Intelligence Organization with their own methods". There is no clear explanation about the rescue operation. Behind the scenes of the rescue operation seems to remain a matter of curiosity. But the important thing is that our 49 citizens, who also have diplomatic identities, have returned home safely.