14 Turkish navy ships missing after failed coup

14 Turkish navy ships missing after failed coup

Fourteen Turkish navy ships are remain unaccounted for following the botched military coup.

The commander of the Turkish navy Admiral Veysel Kosele also remains missing, having been out of contact since Friday evening, The Times reports.

It is unclear if he was part of the coup attempt or if he is being held against his will after local media reports said he was tricked into boarding one of the missing ships after being told there was a terrorist attack.

According to the Times, the 14 missing ships were on active duty in either the Aegean or Black Sea on Friday. They have failed to return to their ports even though they are likely to be traceable through radar on satellite. It has prompted speculation that the ships may be on their way to Greek ports where the sailors will attempt to seek asylum, the Daily Mail reports.

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