Four of Turkish citizens kidnapped in Afghanistan freed
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday that Turkey has secured the release of four of eight captives held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than two weeks. The Taliban kidnapped eight Turkish nationals most of whom are engineers, when a helicopter carrying them was forced to make an emergency landing in a mountainous terrain where the camps of Taliban militants are located. Reportedly, four captives, namely, Nurettin Kostur, Erkan Kaya, Abdulbaki Aslanhan and Milayim Celik, who are currently hosted by Turkey's Embassy in Kabul will be sent to Turkey as soon as possible. Talks are still being held with the Taliban for the release of the remaining Turkish nationals.