Hijackers claimed to be protesting Pope’s comments.

From Reuters Today:

“A Turkish airliner flying from Tirana to Istanbul has been hijacked and flown to Brindisi in southern Italy in an apparent protest against the Pope.”

Soon after….

“The two hijackers of the Turkish Airlines flight that was forced to land in Italy on Tuesday have surrendered and will ask for political asylum, an Italian police official said.”

“They have surrendered and are about to get off the airplane,” Brindisi Police Chief Salvatore De Paolis told Reuters. “They will request political asylum.”

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