Protesters warn Turkey over Lebanese hostages in Syria
Source: The Daily Star
August 7, 2012
RABIEH: Speaking on behalf of the families of 11 Lebanese pilgrims held in Syria, a sheikh warned Turkey Tuesday that its nationals in Lebanon could face the same fate as the Lebanese hostages.
“If the issue of kidnapped Lebanese is not resolved, the Turks will become our guests just like the Lebanese hostages,” Sheikh Abbas Zogheib said sarcastically during the protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Rabieh, north of Beirut.
The Syrian rebel captors of the Lebanese men have repeatedly insisted that the pilgrims are their "guests," as opposed to hostages.
Zogheib, tasked by the Higher Islamic Shiite Council with following up on the Lebanese hostages’ case, did not set an ultimatum by which time progress would have to be made.