Turkey's main opposition leader welcomes release of 49 hostages
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party welcomed the release of the 49 hostages, expressing “great happiness” at their liberation, safe and sound.
“I say welcome to freedom and to your country to our brothers and citizens who were liberated after being held hostage for 101 days in the hands of the terror organization ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant],” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
“I am very happy our hostages were liberated in safely without any loss,” he said in a statement made after the release.
He also expressed his gratitude and his respects to all that contributed to planning and implementing the successful rescue operation.