October 24, 2018 / 10:40 AM / in 19 days

Japan's Abe thanks Turkey's Erdogan for 'rescue' of journalist - Turkish source

ANKARA (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thanked Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone call on Wednesday for the ‘rescue’ and arrival in Turkey of journalist Jumpei Yasuda, a Turkish presidential source said.

Freelance journalist Yasuda earlier confirmed that he was alive and well and in Turkey after being captured in Syria three years ago, according to a video released by the local governor’s office.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by David Dolan

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