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Ankara 'will retaliate' if Turkish hostages harmed in Iraq

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014

Turkey pledged Wednesday to retaliate if its 48 citizens kidnapped by jihadists in northern Iraq are harmed.

"All those involved should know that if our citizens are harmed in any way, they will be the subject of harsh reprisals," Turkish media quoted Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying at the United Nations in New York.

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