15 sailors abducted by pirates arrive in Turkey after rescue

15 sailors abducted by pirates arrive in Turkey after rescue

Fifteen Turkish sailors arrived in Istanbul early Sunday after being abducted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, Daily Sabah reports. 

The sailors were escorted by security forces early Saturday to the Turkish Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.

Turkish Ambassador Melih Ulueren and other officials welcomed the seamen who were kidnapped after their Liberian-flagged ship was hijacked by pirates.

The crew was rescued Friday and brought back to Turkey on a Turkish Airlines flight.

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