CNN Turk reported that the embassy said there is an agreement and the journalists will be released in few days.
The İHH, which has been involved in negotiations in Damascus for the two journalists’ release, published photos and a video of writer Adem Özköse, of Turkey’s Milat daily, and freelance cameraman Hamit Coşkun with İHH Chairman Bülent Yıldırım. Yıldırım and other İHH officials met with the two men in Damascus on Saturday after negotiations with Syrian and Iranian officials.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, earlier commenting on the missing journalists, said that the issue has “two legs.” “I have to openly state this here: This issue has both a Syrian and an Iranian leg. Our Foreign Ministry is doing what it must on this issue, and I hope the two members of the press will soon be reunited with their families,” he said.