Freed Turkish truck drivers back home after Iraq ordeal

Some of the thirty-two Turkish truck drivers, held hostage for three weeks by Islamic militants in Iraq, on the tarmac before flying to Ankara after their release on July 3, 2014 at Arbil's airportThirty-two Turkish truck drivers held hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq flew back home to Turkey on Thursday following their release after three weeks in captivity, local officials said. A Turkish plane carrying the truck drivers from the northern Iraqi city of Arbil landed in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa near the Syrian border late on Thursday. “We were not subjected to ill treatment but we had lived with the fear of uncertainty and death for 23 days,” Okkes Sen, one of the truck drivers, told Turkish television.

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