Militants take Turkish prosecutor hostage

March 31, 2015 4:21 PM

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Militants take Turkish prosecutor hostage

ISTANBUL — Turkish officials said negotiations were underway Tuesday with gunmen who have taken hostage and threatened to kill the prosecutor of a high-profile political case.

"We are hoping that this will end without anybody getting hurt," Istanbul police chief Selami Altinok said in televised remarks. "Our negotiators are talking to the perpetrators."

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