Tuesday, July 22, 2008

German Hostages Released by PKK

The three German hostages being held by the PKK were released yesterday and have been flown back to Germany. There is some question in both the German and Turkish press as to whether the German government paid off the PKK in order to secure their release. Angela Merkel declined to comment, but said that the German government did everything possible to secure their release. The hostage-taking is thought to be the result of PKK infighting.

For coverage from Today's Zaman, click here.

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