United Islamic Parliament Examination and Research Board
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.
In 2013, the political-economic-cultural goals of the 2023-2071 year of the construction of a new Turkey were determined by our President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN and declared the goals of a strong national and independent New Turkey. Turkey's goals were a project of establishing a New Turkey by restructuring (Restoration) and building process in the "historical, cultural axis, geography", which is based on the return to its own values, namely, its own civilized values.