A Qatari plane brings Turkish pilots held hostage in Lebanon back home…

Just another case of Turkey‘s misery in Middle East. Looks like they needed some Qatari help… 

Turkish pilots held hostage in Lebanon arrive in Istanbul

A Qatari plane carrying both pilots has landed at Istanbul airport tonight at 11:05 p.m

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