Ummi Abdullah’s experience illustrates the pull of the self-styled caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.
On Sunday, heavy clashes broke out between the IS militants and Kurdish fighters only miles from the Syrian border town of Kobani,
Militants of the extremist Islamic State group have been barreling through the area for the past three days.
The freed hostages were later to be flown to Ankara to be reunited with their families. They were advised not to immediately talk to the news media.
A tanker carrying LPG overturned and exploded on a highway near Diyarbakir on July 22.
Erdogan has been power since 2003 and is barred by party rules from running as prime minister again.
Data seized by prosecutors indicate that sensors showed high gas levels inside the mine two days before the disaster.
The government has asked for a parliamentary inquiry into the disaster to find out what happened and why.
Many still trapped day after one of world’s deadliest mine disasters in decades.
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz confirmed that a fire had been triggered by an electrical fault and that workers had been killed, but declined to say how many.
Tech-savvy users, including President Abdullah Gul, have found ways of circumventing the ban on both Twitter and YouTube.
Turkey blocked YouTube as a precaution after voice recordings of senior officials in military operation created a national issue.
Erdogan said Twitter was applying double standards and shut down accounts when the U.S. and U.K. demanded it.
US says Turkey’s ban on social networking site anti-democratic, but Premier says he’s ‘not listening’.
Turkish air defences targeted a Syrian fighter bomber as it struck areas of the northern province of Latakia