Outlawed group releases 3 hostages in Turkey's souteast

The 3 hostages from Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt were released by armed Kurdish militants

Outlawed group releases 3 hostages in Turkey's souteast

World Bulletin/News Desk

An outlawed pro-Kurdish party released three captives on Monday, including a village chief, in the Pervari town of Siirt province, in the southeastern part of Turkey, the regional gendarmerie said.

A group of armed militants from the Kurdistan Workers's Party, or PKK, had come to the Pervari town village of Yapraktepe early Monday and abducted three villagers, including the village chief, Hasan Ozay. 

The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

The three hostages were released near Yapraktepe village. Security officials questioned and released three suspects.

Officials are continuing their efforts to catch those responsible. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Ekim 2014, 16:30

Muhammed Öylek