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Turkey threatens to retaliate if hostages in Iraq are harmed

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday that his country would respond should any of its citizens and diplomats, who are being held by militants in the northern city of Mosul, be harmed.

Davutoglu told reporters in New York: "Right now we are engaged in calm crisis management, considering our citizens' security. This should not be misunderstood. Any harm to our citizens and staff would be met with the harshest retaliation."

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