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  • Turkish private company Pegasus passenger plane at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a Ukrainian passenger on board Istanbul-bound flight claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the winter Olympics are kicking off, an official said. All 110 passengers aboard the plane were evacuated "without any problems" after authorities subdued the man who attempted to hijack the Turkish plane to Sochi, Russia.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

    A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.


  • In this image from TV, a police vehicle carrying Huseyin Avni Mutlu, the Istanbul governor, leads a convoy of cars believed to be carrying released passengers who were held hostage aboard a plane, Friday Feb. 7, 2014. All 110 passengers aboard the plane were evacuated "without any problems" after authorities subdued a man who attempted to hijack a Turkish plane to Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo / APTN) TV OUT

    Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled

    A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.


  • 32 injured in Istanbul in suicide bombing

    A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday beside a police vehicle in a major Istanbul square near tourist hotels and a bus terminal, wounding 32 people, including 15 policemen.


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