Saturday, January 14, 2006

Three Turkish parachutists held for ransom in Iran

Three Turkish paraglide pilots are being held hostage on the Silk Road by a gang under the guise of the Taliban. Negotiations are currently underway for the release of the three men, Serdar Durna (31), Yurdaer Etike (36) and Avni Ozan (49), abducted by an active gang, whilst they were paragliding in the Zenedan area in Iran. The three Turkish tourists, who began their trip on the Silk Road through Pakistan, India and Nepal, on December 7, 2005 in Turkey, stopped off to paraglide in Zahedan before leaving Iran to enter Pakistani territory.

Read the whole story on Hürriyet

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