EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
Mar 29, 2016 by BBC News - News front page
- 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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