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Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

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ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File) Show/Hide caption

FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

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