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Video: Remaining Turkish Hostages in Freed

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sixteen Turkish workers who had been kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago were freed on Wednesday and are in good health, Turkish officials said:

Baghdad to Protect Turkish Companies

By Simon Kent. The chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Investment Commission, Shaker al-Zamli, has committed to protecting Turkish commercial interests in Iraq following the ongoing Turkish hostage crisis. Early this month, 17 Turks and a Kurdish man were taken captive by a hitherto unheard of fringe Shi'a group. Two have subsequently been released, and the act has […]

Two Turkish Hostages Released

By Simon Kent. The Turkish government has confirmed that two hostages have been released by the group calling themselves the "Death Division," who kidnapped the workers in Baghdad early this month, along with 16 other hostages. The two men were said to be in good condition, confirmed by both Turkish and Iraqi authorities, who also […]

Moqtada al Sadr Demands Release of Turkish Hostages

By Simon Kent.  Shi'a cleric Moqtada al Sadr has again challenged the media image of himself as a radical "firebrand" by demanding the release of the 17 Turkish construction workers kidnapped in early September. The cleric has long had a reputation for violent anti government, anti-western and sectarian politics, after running the militias the Jaish […]