|Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government won’t reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.
The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in the hands of the Islamic State group, which captured them when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in June.
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