Pro-Palestinian protesters tried to break into the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, used by, among others, the United States Air Force. Iga Świątek will play for the title at the WTA Finals and return to the world ranking leader. The man holding his daughter captive at Hamburg airport surrendered without resisting. Here are five things to know on November 6.
1. The demonstrators wanted to break into the military base
The protest was organized by IHH, the organization that organized the so-called cruise in 2010. Gaza flotilla, which was supposed to break the blockade of the Palestinian exclave. The protest coincided with the visit to Ankara of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is scheduled to meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Monday.
2. The end of the drama at the Hamburg airport
An operation to free a 4-year-old girl from the hands of her armed father ended at the Hamburg airport on Sunday afternoon. Negotiations with Salman E., who intended to take his daughter to Turkey, lasted for many hours. The police managed to convince the 35-year-old to surrender 18 hours after the operation began.
The man was arrested, and after his release, his 4-year-old daughter Aslihan was taken under the care of doctors – accompanied by her mother, she was taken to a children’s hospital.
Flights resumed on Sunday after 17, however, there were still significant delays, with many flights still not operating as planned. From Monday, Hamburg airport has restored “largely normal operations”. 152 take-offs and 162 landings are planned for this day from Hamburg Airport. The airport authorities assume that some flights will be canceled or delayed.
3. They flew from Egypt to Poland and landed in Greece
A plane of the Polish airline Enter Air flying from an Egyptian town Mars Alam to Katowice made an emergency landing on Sunday in Athens. Originally, the plane from the Egyptian resort was supposed to arrive at the airport in Pyrzowice at 12.55. However, due to a fault, it landed in the capital at 10:34 Greece.
Based on the reports of passengers flying the plane, the website Kontakt 24 reported that the problem was caused by a broken window in the cockpit. According to the Enter Air airline, “the flight crew identified a fault during the flight and, in accordance with procedures, decided to land at an airport other than the destination airport.”
The travelers returned to Poland in the evening on a different plane, approximately 7.5 hours later than originally planned.
4. Iga Świątek advanced to the final of the prestigious WTA Finals
The best Polish tennis player in impressive style She defeated Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the leader of the world ranking, 6:3, 6:2 in the semi-final of the tournament that crowned the tennis players’ season.
The match in Cancun, Mexico, started on Saturday, but due to rain it was interrupted after three games and moved to Sunday. The dominance of the Raszyn team was clear from the very beginning. In Monday’s final, her rival will be American Jessica Pegula. If the Pole wins, she will return to the first place on the WTA list. The fight will be not only for ranking points, but also for big money. The winner can get just over $3 million from the $9 million prize pool.
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5. A spectacle of light over Poland
On Sunday, the northern lights once again lit up the sky over Poland. Although they were obscured by clouds in some places, in many regions there were excellent conditions for observing the phenomenon. A multi-colored light show even appeared in the south of the country.
Beautiful photos sent to Kontakt 24 were captured both in Pomerania and in the southern regions of the country – Lesser Poland and Podkarpacie. Reporters 24 were delighted with the colors of the aurora borealis – in some regions the sky was filled with shades of pink, purple and red.
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