Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released, SIA reports citing the Reuters.
"I am glad that I can confirm that Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka have returned to the Czech Republic this morning," Bohuslav Sobotka said via his spokesman.
He added Turkish organisation Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) took part in the negotiations that led to the release of the tourists. Its foreign relations co-ordinator, Izzet Sahin, told Turkey's state-run news agency Anatolian that the process had taken two months.
Families of the pair approached IHH after previous attempts failed, according to Czech media.
IHH is an Islamic charity group that was formed to provide aid to Bosnian Muslims in the mid-1990s.
The two were hosted at the IHH's office in Van in eastern Turkey for a time and then handed over to Czech officials and sent back to their home country, the Anatolian agency said.