Ferry Hijacked in Turkey Near Istanbul

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Five people have hijacked a ferry in northwestern Turkey.

Turkish media reported that the ferry Kartepe was just southwest of Istanbul, traveling toward Izmit, when hijackers seized control of the vessel.

Details about the incident are still coming in. Turkish news reports say 23 people were on board at the time.

One account quoting a Turkish news agency said the hijackers were armed.