TURKEY – MARCH 21: A cruise ship from luxury cruise line, RTA, on the Black Sea on March 21, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.
RTA is one of the largest cruise lines in the world and is the only one in the Mediterranean to offer luxury cruise vacations on its flagship ships.
A group of Turkish companies and Turkish investors have recently bid to buy the RTA flagship ships, which are also known as the Golden Eagles, for more than $1 billion.
(Photo by Antonio Bongiorno/Getty Images) (Photo credit should read Antonio Bongo/Getty) TURKISH BEACH, Turkey – MARC 11: A man walks through the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, near the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar, in this undated handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard.
Turkey and Greece have agreed to set up a joint search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 after the Malaysian government said it was unable to locate the missing plane.
(credit: AFP via Getty Images) A group has bought the flagship of the world’s largest cruise line to sell it to Turkish billionaire Berat Albayrak, according to local media.
The Turkish news outlet Milliyet reports that Turkish billionaire RTA Group has agreed to sell the RTE Cruises flagship ships for $1.5 billion to the Turkish investor.
The purchase price was announced by the company’s chief executive Feridun Sinirlioglu on Thursday, the outlet reported.
The RTA ships were built in the 1950s, with the ships being built at the company owned by the Sultan Murad family.
RTE owns a 20 percent stake in the company.
Turkish authorities say they are not yet sure where the plane went down, although they have said it may have flown over the southern region of Kaliningrad.
In April, Turkey said it would start searching for the plane, which disappeared March 8, flying at a speed of more than 200 miles per hour.
It has since announced it was searching in the Indian Ocean.
The search for the wreckage is expected to last until late next week.
The vessel is also known for its luxurious amenities, including luxury cabins, private dining, luxury restaurants and luxury hotels.
(Source: Milliyets website via Getty) TARGET: U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bercovici was killed in Istanbul on April 3, 2017.
(Getty Images/AFP/GettyImages) TAYLOR, S.C. – MARCHA 04: People hold candles during a candlelight vigil to mark the five days since the killing of Ambassador to the United States John B. Thornton, in the Town Hall of Taylor, South Carolina, U.C., April 4, 2017 (Lamont Hill via AP) (Credit: LAMONT HILL/AFP via GettyImages) U.K. Police said a man was shot and killed in a “lone wolf” attack at an apartment complex in the UK’s north-west on Thursday morning.
Officers said a 37-year-old man was standing outside the apartment complex when two men opened fire.
The suspect, identified as Aqib Shah, died at the scene.
Shah was believed to have acted alone and was known to police, a police spokesman said.
“Officers attended an address in the Rochdale area of Manchester, where a 38-year old man was found with gunshot wounds to the torso,” police said in a statement.
“The man was arrested and taken to a local hospital.
It is understood that his death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Shah was reportedly a “well-known member” of the London underground scene and had been known to UK police.
(Credit) The attack was the latest in a series of attacks in London, including the stabbing death of a Polish tourist in March and the killing in July of a U.N. staffer in the Belgian capital, which the police said had been inspired by the Brussels attacks.
A week earlier, a man who police said was a member of the group responsible for a series and bombings at the Maelbeek subway station in Brussels was shot dead by police in the city.
In March, two men, one armed and one unarmed, opened fire at police in London.