Turkish journalists lost in Syria are announced to be found

As it was already informed before two Turkish journalists were missed inSyriasome days ago.

Daily Mail informs quoting to Turkish media that the Turkish journalists have been handed over to Syrian intelligence by pro-regime militia.

According to the Turkish sources one of the journalists, cameraman Hamit Coskun, was injured and he might have been tortured.

Syrian intelligence units took the journalists out of thevillageofAl-Fuanear the rebel stronghold of Idlib in two armoured vehicles.

Contacted by AFP, the foreign ministry declined to confirm the report.

Adem Ozkose from the Istanbul-based Milat newspaper and Coskun, believed to be a freelance, traveled to the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib near the Turkish border early this month to cover the deadly violence and shoot a documentary, local media said.

“My son knows the Middle East very well,” said Ozkose’s father Mustafa in remarks carried byAnatolia.

Remind that it was announced two days ago“Gercek Hayat” magazine Middle East representative Adem Ozkose and camereman Hamit Coshkun went to restive Idlib, a town close to Turkey, a week ago. It is confirmed that the journalists are in Idlib but the magazine can’t reach them for four days. 

Idlib, a predominantly Sunni city of some 150,000 people located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north ofHoms, was among the first to fall in the hands of army defectors last summer. Opposition fighters were in control of large parts of the city in the past months with troops present in some areas. 

Relatives and friends of the lost journalists gathered at Syrian Embassy in Turkey and claim explanation. They have announced they would not leave without information about the journalists.

Clashes and mess inSyriahave continued for already a year. According to the UN nearly 8000 people have already been killed as a result of the clashes. Syrian opposition supported by the Western forces claims Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must resign but the latter manages to stand against it yet.

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