Lebanon News

Turkish hostage held by Shi'ites in Lebanon released

Aydin Tufan Tekin, a Turk kidnapped by the Meqdad clan, looks on during an interview with two Turkish journalists at his captors' house in the suburbs of Beirut August 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer)

BEIRUT: A Turkish national abducted by a Lebanese Shi'ite clan in Beirut was released to security forces on Tuesday, a Reuters witness at the scene said.

The hostage was a Turkish businessman abducted in mid-August, along with around 20 Syrians, to put pressure on rebels in Syria who had seized one of their kinsmen in Damascus. The Turkish national was the last in the group to be released.





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