Middle East

Turkey denies paying ransom for release of ISIS hostages

A handout photo realesed on September 21, 2014 by the Turkish presidential press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyio Erdogan (2nd L) and his wife Emine (L) greeting some of the freed Turkish consulate hostages at the Cankaya presidential Palace in Ankara.AFP PHOTO/ PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE /KAYHAN OZER

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 22, 2014, on page 8.




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