Iranian Nationals Kidnapped in Turkey Released
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish officials announced the release of two Iranian nationals from the captivity of kidnappers in the city of Istanbul.
Turkey’s police said on Monday that the two Iranian tourists, who had been kidnapped last month in the district of Zeitoun Borno in Istanbul, as well as three other foreign hostages were rescued in an operation.
It came after one of the Iranian hostages had managed to escape the kidnappers and inform neighbors and the police on their whereabouts.
Iranian police liaison officer at Tehran's embassy in Ankara had contacted the Turkish police and followed up on the issue.
One of the kidnappers was arrested during the raid.
According to data provided by the Turkish Tourism Ministry, the number of foreign people visiting Turkey fell in 2016 against the same period in 2015 due to security concerns.