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Turkish citizens will vote for June 7 polls at 112 locations abroad

Turkish citizens will head to the ballot boxes at 57 spots across Europe, in addition to 55 in other countries for the June 7 general elections, as parties hope for a larger voter turnout from abroad. 

Some 1.4 million Turkish citizens were authorized to vote in Germany, where 13 voting locations will be prepared, while France follows with 311,796 voters. 

Turkish Airlines plane in forced landing after window shatters

A Turkish Airlines  passenger plane en route to Istanbul made a forced landing at Germany's Nuremberg Airport on April 8, after its left cockpit window shattered, the airline said.
The Dusseldorf to Istanbul flight diverted to Nuremberg, landing at 0658 GMT, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz was treated for suicidal tendencies

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who reportedly crashed an Airbus en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf into a French Alps mountainside, had received treatment for suicidal tendencies prior to obtaining his commercial pilot's license.

Dusseldorf prosecutor Ralf Herrenbruck said the co-pilot had been in "psycho-therapeutic treatment with a noted suicide risk over a long period."