Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq have been released: Turkish PM

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 30, 2015 2:36 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Sixteen Turkish workers abducted four weeks ago by armed militants in Iraq have been released and are with embassy officials, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

The men, snatched on Sept. 2 from a stadium they were building on the outskirts of Baghdad, are expected to return to Turkey on Wednesday or Thursday after a debriefing, the chief executive of Nurol Holding, their employer, said.

(Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; editing by John Stonestreet)