An easyJet plane that took off from Paphos bound for Manchester made a forced landing in Istanbul on Sunday after one of the passengers fell ill in mid-flight.
According to Turkish media, the forced landing of the Airbus A320 at Ataturk Airport took place without any problems following reports that one of the passengers became unwell.
The patient was treated at Ataturk Airport and the plane was soon after able to continue its course to Manchester Airport.
Due to the political situation between Cyprus and Turkey, there are no direct flights between the two countries. The only direct flights to and from Turkey are from Tympou (Ercan) Airport in the Turkish Cypriot north of the island.
Coincidentally, the easyJet fight number was 1974 – the year of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.