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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines (Turkish Türk Hava Yollari) is an airline operated as a "state economic enterprise" owned by the government of Turkey. It was founded on May 20, 1933 as the State Airlines Administration.

On March 28, 2003, an Airbus A310 of the airline, flying from Istanbul to Ankara, was hijacked during the flight, and diverted to Greece. The hijacker said he wanted to fly to Germany, alleging that his mother and sister were hostages there. At the airport in Athens the aircraft was surrounded by Greek security forces and after 3 hours of negotiations the 20 year-old hijacker, Ozgur Gencarslan, finally gave up. It is said that Gencarslan was not affiliated with any terrorist organisation and was acting on his own.

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