Two Turkish journalists freed in Syria arrive home

Two Turkish journalists, Adem Ozkose and Hamit Coskun, who were released in Syria arrived in Istanbul in a private jet on early Sunday.

Two Turkish journalists freed in Syria arrive home

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Turkish journalists, Adem Ozkose and Hamit Coskun, who were released in Syria arrived in Istanbul in a private jet on early Sunday.

Welcoming the two journalists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said that both Ozkose and Coskun witnessed a humanitarian tragedy in Syria during their 65 days of deprivation.

It is our wish to see the end of violence in Syria and all Syrians reaching tranquility. We are thankful to God to welcome our two journalists back to Turkey, Atalay stressed.

Meanwhile, speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Ozkose and Coskun said that they were detained by pro-Assad forces and they thought that they would not be able to return to Turkey for years.

"They took us to a basement of a home. They tied our eyes and put handcuffs on our hands. Guns were pointed at us. They were talking about what to do with us. They mentioned killing us," the two Turkish journalists told the AA.

Ozkose and Coskun were in Syria to shoot a documentary.

"We realized that we were involved in the documentary of our own lives. In the past two months, we have experienced so many things that could be the story of action films and novels," Ozkose said.

On the other hand, Coskun said that they were pleased to be free.

"Freedom is the best thing on earth. May God give freedom to all the innocent people," Coskun also said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Mayıs 2012, 10:53

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