Unidentified person hijacks ferry in Turkey
ISTANBUL- Agence France-Presse
An unidentified person hijacked a municipal ferry in northwest Turkey on Friday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
Broadcaster NTV said the ferry, named Kartepe, was travelling to the city of Izmit. Over twenty people, passengers and personnel included, are reported to be on board.
The hijackers was reported to carry a bomb, and desiring to speak to the media. The reports claimed that he was allegedly connected to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK.
Security forces followed the seabus closely. Officials have stated that the hijackers demanded food and gas.
Later in the night, the pursuit ended when security forces took over the ship and eliminated the militant. The passengers were released, and the ship returned to the shore.