There was good news this week in a world with so much bad news: One of the world’s largest hostage crises since the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis, ended on Saturday. After 101 days in captivity, Turkish diplomats who were being held as hostages by ISIS returned home safe and sound. The world has been watching American and British hostages being beheaded, but why were Turkish diplomats freed?
We heard faint voices claiming Turkey paid a ransom for the hostages, or Turkey was already in cooperation with ISIS or that Turkey buys oil from ISIS controlled regions on the “black market.” Let me tackle these claims briefly.
America and our European allies should stop thinking that ISIS can be defeated militarily, but learn from TurkeyCeylan Ozbudak