PKK releases kidnapped Turkish soldier, technician

A statement released on Friday by the Muş Governor's Office on its official website said the PKK had released a soldier and a technician on Friday.

The statement added that an investigation of the incident was being carried out by the Turkish authorities is continuing.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) had announced on Wednesday that two people, one a gendarmerie corporal, were kidnapped by the outlawed PKK in the eastern province of Muş on Monday night.

“Terrorists belonging to a Separatist Terrorist Organization kidnapped two people, one a Gendarmerie Corporal, in the area between the villages of Mescitli and Bostankent in Muş province,” read Wednesday’s statement by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

According to Doğan News Agency, the corporal was on annual leave and had gone to his hometown of Erzurum in eastern Turkey. He had joined his friend who was heading to Muş province to check the radio uplink station at Baltaş village. The uplink company contacted the Gendarmerie after they lost contact with their employee, with troops and helicopters dispatched to the area to search for the two kidnap victims.

May 22, 2015 | | Istanbul


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