April 17, 2015 / 9:41 AM / in 4 years

Turkish Airlines says flight called back to Istanbul after bomb threat

ISTANBUL, April 17 (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Basel was called back to Istanbul on Friday after a bomb threat, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights.

The Boeing 738 aircraft was carrying 151 passengers, the airline spokeswoman said.

Reporting by Asli Kandemir; writing by David Dolan; editing by John Stonestreet

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