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A man accused of attempting to hijack a Turkish Airlines flight between Oslo and Istanbul has appeared in court.

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Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a would-be hijacker as it landed at Istanbul airport on Wednesday.

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Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists gathered in Istanbul yesterday to welcome back a ship that was the scene of bloodshed during an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May.

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The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) yesterday denied responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that wounded 32 people. The group said it was extending a ceasefire until Turkey's general elections in 2011.

PKK suspected over Istanbul suicide bomb as ceasefire runs out

A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up next to a police vehicle in Istanbul's busy Taksim Square yesterday, injuring at least 32 people, 15 of them police officers.

Several injured in Istanbul suicide blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up near police watching over Istanbul's main square today, wounding 22 people, including 10 policemen, officials said.

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