EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking

Cyprus president laughs off hijacking

Mar 29, 2016 by BBC News - News front page

Key Facts

  • Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane that landed at Larnaca airport was not linked to terrorism.
  • Unconfirmed reports have suggested the lone hijacker wanted to talk to his estranged wife in Cyprus.
  • But others say he is demanding the release of female prisoners in Egypt.
  • When asked to confirm whether the incident was over a woman, Mr Anastasiades laughed and said: "Always there is a woman involved."

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