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Ferry hijacked in western Turkey's Gulf of Izmit

A passenger ferry has been seized in waters off north-west Turkey by up to five hijackers, officials say.

The ferry, named Kartepe, was sailiing on the Sea of Marmara with more than 20 people on board.

The captain was allowed to give a brief interview to Turkish TV in which he said the hijackers claimed to belong to the HPG, the armed wing of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Will Grant reports.

  • 12 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe