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What did Turkey give IS in exchange for hostages?

Turkey admitted to an exchange with the Islamic State for their hostages, but speculation remains on what Turkey promised Liwa al-Tawhid in return.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 19, 2014. 

The circumstances of the release of the 49 Turkish hostages in Mosul by the Islamic State (IS) are widely questioned. So, how was their release accomplished?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York attracted much attention, especially when he said, “It is of course not possible to reach this result without having discussions. You do have contacts, but who does it, or how does it work? When we say the word "operation," people only think of airstrikes, bombs, aircraft, weaponry. But an operation isn't only that. Operations are political sometimes, or diplomatic, or civilian. And they involve discussions, contacts.”

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