Turkey stays quiet on hostage deal reports

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (centre) welcome freed Turkey's Consul in Mosul Ozturk Yilmaz (right) and dozens of other freed Turkish nationals hostages held by Islamist militants in Iraq at the airport in Ankara on September 20, 2014Ankara (AFP) – Turkey declined on Tuesday to either confirm or deny reports that dozens of Turkish hostages abducted by Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq were set free in exchange for the release of IS militants held by Syrian rebels.

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