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Gun-Carrying Turkish Diplomat Detained

Associated Press

Police detained a Turkish member of Parliament at Arlanda Airport when he tried to board a plane with a pistol tucked into his waistband, Swedish Radio reported Tuesday.

The Turkish Embassy claimed diplomatic immunity for the man, arrested Thursday, the radio said.

The unidentified politician, who had been invited to Stockholm by a Swedish-Turkish friendship society, was allowed to return home Friday after paying a fine.


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