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Iraq's Sadr Calls for Release of Turkish Hostages

Iraq's powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has condemned the kidnapping of 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad last week and said he was ready to assist the government in securing their release. Sadr's message follows a similar statement by top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who called for the Turkish hostages to be released. The Turks, who work for a construction company owned by Nurol Holding, appeared in a video on Friday under a Shi'ite slogan, but...

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