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Boston Logan Passengers React to Turkey Airport Attack



    (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016)

    Turkish Air passengers arrived at Boston Logan International Airport, missing a deadly terrorist attack that occurred in the Istanbul Ataturk airport.

    Many had no idea about the attack.

    Ersel Gumus, who was visiting Boston from Turkey, said, "We had set off in the afternoon but the bombing occurred at night, Turkish time."

    Families and friends of passengers had been following the attacks.

    "I didn't really know what was going on and that's what stressed me out the most they said a lot of people were dead and a lot of people were injured, you never know what was going to happen," said Kostas Kondylas of Boston.

    The fear for their ones continued right up until they landed.

    Kostas added, "There was no way I could communicate with her so thank God I came here and I asked. So I'm kind of calm now."

    The Massachusetts State Police said they are monitoring the situation, with visible security.

    Gumus said, "we were discussing with my family it's not easy to say we are lucky to have survived because lots of people were killed but these kind of terrorist attacks have been all through Europe, it's becoming common unfortunately."

    The FAA has cancelled all flights to and from Turkey until further notice. The earliest the airport could reopen is tomorrow morning.

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