MUSIC > Teen star Bieber skips passport check, causes mayhem at Istanbul airport

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Justin Bieber caused mayhem at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport as he arrived in Istanbul May 1. DHA photo

Justin Bieber caused mayhem at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport as he arrived in Istanbul May 1. DHA photo

Teen star Justin Bieber caused somewhat mayhem at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport when he attempted to skip passport control as he entered the country, forcing security officials to refuse to allow him to leave the airport.

Officials ran out to stop Bieber’s entourage, who skipped passport checks and headed straight to their vehicles, and forced the star and his crew to remain in the airport until the situation was resolved.

The star’s guards and the airport security officers argued at length until the passport officials came out to Bieber’s car, to conduct the passport checks.

Beliebers, as the teen magnet’s fans are called, who gathered at the airport to meet the much anticipated arrival however were disappointed as Bieber’s crew made great efforts to block any view of the star as he waited around at the site.

Bieber was hidden by umbrellas and heavy security, with press members having very little opportunity to snap any pictures of the singer.

The concert is set to take place at Istanbul Technical University’s sports arena. Tickets were sold out a month ago, and a huge crowd of “beliebers” is expected to attend the concert.


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mara mcglothin

5/3/2013 5:01:58 PM

Somethings never change. It is all about who you are and who you know in Turkey or "how far can you see". If I had the money, and knew which pockets to line, I dare say I could build a house in the middle of the Bosporus Bridge! Nothing is ever as it seems. Some Turk probably told them they didn't have to stop at customs. Many people don't.

In A Flap

5/3/2013 2:27:01 PM

gosh I do hope terrorists are reading this. how easy it would be to sneak into turkey.

Geir Fugleberg

5/3/2013 1:18:01 AM

What a fantastic idea,I pass through imigation several times a month,I always have to wait. Unlike this kid I have contrbuted seven figure in any currency to the turkish economy. Surely I must be entitled to this????

h enderoğlu

5/2/2013 11:02:50 PM

I've worked with high-up Turkish folk and we've walked right past security. A handler took our passports and before we finished browsing duty free they were given back to us. Let's not hate on the chap too much. He has people that take care of that sort of thing for him... obviously they didn't do that great of a job this time.

Anastasios Anastasiadis Anetos

5/2/2013 9:02:07 PM

Who does he think he is - he and his group should be put in jail. Why pay so much money to see someone who flouts the law and disrespects the country he is entering !!!

Selma Al

5/2/2013 8:28:16 PM

They should have arrested him. He's entering a country with laws and regulations for God's sake, not a cafe shop!

Chris Green

5/2/2013 6:51:52 PM

Cezar: Teenage girls grow up whereas this over-rated boy never will!

Nadiri Başaran

5/2/2013 6:40:01 PM

How humiliating for the Turkish nation that this boy has the officials come to his car to check his passport rather than him going through the proper channels.


5/2/2013 5:43:27 PM

What an embarrassment ! Send him back to Canada ! I would check him and his entourage for drugs !

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

5/2/2013 5:22:50 PM

He is an idol for teenage girls. I don't think either one of you, Chris, Çılgın, Daniel, kerem or Çılgın's boss is a teenage girl.
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