Syria Live Blog
Syria - May 12, 2012 - 11:59
Two Turkish journalists who were detained for two months in Syria are on their way home following mediation by Iran,
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday.
"I have just spoken with Iranian Foreign Minister [Ali Akbar] Salehi. Our two journalists, Adem Ozkose and Hamit Coskun, about whom we had no news since they left for Syria, are on their way to Tehran now," Davutoglu said on Twitter.
"We expect them to arrive in Tehran shortly. At the request of our prime minister we are sending a plane to Iran to pick up our journalists," he added.
The minister did not state whether the pair had been handed over to Iranian authorities.
Coskun, a cameraman, and reporter Ozkose of the newspaper Milat entered Syria in early March to film a documentary on the bloody crackdown on dissent in the country.
They were last seen on March 9 near the rebel stronghold of Idlib, in the northwest near the border with Turkey. [AFP]