Mystery as 14 Turkish navy ships are ‘still missing’ after failed coup and commander has not been seen in four days

General Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he 'acted with intention to stage a coup'
General Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he ‘acted with intention to stage a coup’

{Mail Online} – More than a dozen Turkish navy ships are reportedly still at sea and 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.

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.  READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.