Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq have been released: Turkey's PM

The construction site of a football stadium in Baghdad's northern Shiite district of Sadr City where at the Turkish workers were kidnapped.
The construction site of a football stadium in Baghdad's northern Shiite district of Sadr City where at the Turkish workers were kidnapped.PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (Reuters) - Sixteen Turkish workers abducted four weeks ago by armed militants in Iraq have been released and are with embassy officials, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on his Twitter account on Wednesday (Sept 30).

The men, snatched on Sept 2 from a stadium they were building on the outskirts of Baghdad, are expected to return to Turkey on Wednesday or Thursday after a debriefing, the chief executive of Nurol Holding, their employer, said.