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Released Turkish hostage describes capture by IS militants

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:12

Woman held hostage by Islamic State describes the confusion inside the Turkish consulate in Mosul as militants began taking prisoners. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Forty-six Turkish hostages return to Ankara, months after Islamic State militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul. Fatma Koksal, a cook for the consulate, recalls how their ordeal began. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) RESCUED HOSTAGE, TURKISH CONSULATE COOK, FATMA KOKSAL SAYING: "People wearing black outfits with their faces covered entered. They assured us that they were not going to harm us. They took all of our belongings and told us to leave and go out to the street. They told us that they were bringing us somewhere. We thought that they were bringing us to our homeland but then we realized they were taking us to the place where they would hold us." They would spend 101 days as hostages. Among the detained, Turkey's consul-general, diplomats' children and special forces soldiers. And it's been a trying time for relatives: (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) RELATIVE OF RESCUED HOSTAGE KENAN GUVEN, SALIHA UZUN: "I can't describe the days we've lived through. I can't describe what we felt, me and my relatives" President Tayyip Erdogan described their release as a covert rescue operation, though officials declined to provide more details.

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Released Turkish hostage describes capture by IS militants

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:12