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The last five Turkish citizens who were kidnapped in Haiti in May were released this Wednesday, according to local media reports.

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The victims were kidnapped on May 8 when they were returning from the Dominican Republic on a bus belonging to Quisqueya Metro Servicios Turísticos.

A group of three Turkish women were released last week due to health problems, but the men remained in custody.



The bus was carrying twelve passengers, eight Turkish missionaries, two Haitians, the stewardess and the driver and, although hours later some were released, the Turkish citizens remained under arrest.

It is presumed that the gang that carried out this kidnapping was 400 Mawozo, who is also said to be responsible for the kidnapping of the 17 missionaries from the United States and Canada.

Haiti and, above all, its capital, Port-au-Prince, have been turning into kidnapping cities in recent months.

The capture of a Frenchman at the end of May and 38 nationals last week are examples of the operations carried out by armed gangs that usually take refuge in poor but central cities in the country.

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