Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Beirut

Turkish pilot Murat Akpinar and his assistant Murat Agca were abducted in Lebanon's Beirut city.

Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Beirut

World Bulletin / News Desk

Gunmen abducted Friday a Turkish pilot Murat Akpinar and his assistant Murat Agca in Lebanon's Beirut city, said Lebanese security sources. 

A shuttle including the pilot, the assistant pilot, and the crew of the Turkish Airlines plane which flew to Beirut from Istanbul was stopped by four gunmen on the way from airport to the hotel, Turkey's ambassador in Beirut Inan Ozyildiz told Anadolu Agency.

Contact has been made with the Lebanese authorities immediately after the event. However, perpetrators who abducted the pilots and released the crew are unknown yet.

The crew, on the other hand, was placed safely in a hotel and they will return to Turkey in the afternoon, said Spokesman of Turkish Foreign Ministry Levent Gumrukcu.

A full investigation on the incident is under way, Gumrukcu said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ağustos 2013, 11:47