Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday spoke on the phone with his Iraqi opposite number Haider al-Abadi over the abduction of 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad on Wednesday.
Sources from the Turkish Prime Ministry quoted Abadi as saying his government was doing everything to save the kidnapped workers.
Davutoglu thanked his Iraqi counterpart for Iraqi security forces’ efforts to save the workers, the sources said.
The workers "were there not just to earn their livelihood, but also to contribute to the reconstruction of the Iraqi economy and Iraq”,Davutoglu reportedly told Abadi.
Separately, a commission of three Turkish MPs established by the parliamentary group of the Republican Peoples’ Party will fly to Baghdad on Saturday to monitor the rescue efforts and contribute to the ongoing operation.
A total of 18 Turkish workers were kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Wednesday.
He said that they were employed with a Turkish construction company in Baghdad.
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