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UPDATE: The Turkish Airlines flight left for Istanbul early on Wednesday at 0316 hrs after being grounded for over 13 hours due to a 'bomb threat'. Authorities found no explosives on the plane. 

A Turkish Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Tuesday, following a bomb threat. No explosives were found on the plane. 

There were 134 passengers on board the plane, which was heading from Bangkok to Istanbul, Turkey, the Turkish Airlines said in statement. However, Indian officals have said there were 144 passengers and 13 crew members on board. 

"Turkish Airlines flight TK0065 from Bangkok to Istanbul (an A-330 aircraft, carrying 134 passengers) has been diverted to Delhi following a possible bomb threat on board," Ali Gence, spokesperson for Turkish Airlines, said in a statement, according to IANS.

The airline crew reportedly found a message on the mirror of the plane's washroom scribbled with lipstick, which warned that there was a bomb in the cargo, according to reports.

"The crew saw a message about 'bomb in cargo hold' written on a bathroom mirror. The pilot contacted the Nagpur Air Traffic Control, who guided them to the Delhi ATC," airport sources told IANS.

The plane was moved to an isolated bay and the passengers were evacuated. 

No explosives were found on the plane after a thorough check, according to reports. 

All the passengers on the Turkish flight will be questioned by authorities following the bomb threat.

The plane will be allowed to take off in a few hours, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said, according to ANI.