Ten Turkish seafarers who were kidnapped last month off the coast of West Africa have been released.
The 10 men were bound for Ivory Coast aboard a containership when the vessel, Paksoy-1, was intercepted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria on 16 July.
The pirates left eight other crew aboard.
Turkish state media channel TRT said the released sailors were in good health but gave no more details.
Numan Paksoy, from the ship’s management company Kadıoğlu Maritime, said “about 12 pirates with heavy guns attacked the boat”.