| || || || The men, who work for the Ankara-based construction company Vinsan, were kidnapped on September 18 by a militant organisation that identified itself as Salafist Abu Bakr al-Seddiq Group. The kidnappers demanded that Vinsan halt all operations in Iraq within three days. |
On September 21, the construction firm announced that it was withdrawing from the Iraqi market. Vinsan had been involved in the building of a highway near Baghdad.
However, a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that he could not confirm the release of the ten Turks.
We are trying to confirm it with our embassy in Baghdad, to check whether the report is credible, the spokesman said.