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Turkish hijack ends peacefully

A hijacker who seized a packed Turkish Airlines plane has been arrested at Athens international airport, after all the passengers and crew were released unharmed. Buses ferried the passengers off the plane following negotiations involving Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Greek officials. Turkish and Greek officials said that the hijacker, a 20-year-old Turkish national, appeared to have emotional problems, possibly connected to a family dispute. Police found no trace of explosives or a weapon after initial reports that he was carrying a bomb when he seized the internal Turkish flight. He had been demanding that the plane fly on to Germany after a refuelling stop in the Greek capital. After releasing all of the passengers, he reportedly tried to keep the pilots aboard but finally surrendered. Full Story

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