Turk TV quotes Iran saying UK woman to be freed

Turkey’s private CNN Turk television network on Wednesday quoted Iran’s foreign minister as saying Tehran would release a woman sailor detained with 14 other British servicemen “today or tomorrow”.

“The British woman soldier detained will be set free today or tomorrow,” it quoted Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying. It gave no further details.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Mottaki during a meeting of the Arab League in Saudi Arabia.