ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish driver abducted in Iraq (search) earlier this month has been freed after promising his captors that he would not return to the country, a television report said Saturday.
A Turkish television network said driver Mehmet Dayar (search), who was abducted July 17, was released after 12 days in northern Iraqi city of Mosul and had returned home to his hometown of Cizre, near the Iraqi border, the station said.
The report said Dayar was part of a convoy that was transporting fuel to American troops. Another Turkish driver, Abdulcelil Bayik, was killed in the attack.
Dayar's captors freed him after he promised never to return to Iraq (search), the report said.
Several Turkish drivers have been killed or taken hostage amid the violence in Iraq.