Ten Turkish sailors who were abducted by gunmen last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
The sailors were captured on board the Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 cargo ship in the early hours of July 16 following an attack in the Gulf of Guinea as they sailed from Cameroon to Ivory Coast.
The ship operated by Kadioglu Maritime had 18 crew on board when it was attacked by pirates.
A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said the Turkish foreign ministry and intelligence had been dealing with the matter and secured the release of the sailors on Friday.
Details of how their release was secured was not made known to the public.