Fourteen Turkish warships are still unaccounted for, their commanders suspected to be among the plotters who sought to overthrow President Erdogan.

The 14 missing ships were reportedly on active duty in either the Aegean or the Black Sea and have not tried to make contact with naval headquarters or report back to the port.

The commander of the Turkish navy, Admiral Veysel Kosele, has not been heard from since Friday. Many suspect the warships may be heading to Greek ports.

On Saturday, a number of Turkish military officers took a helicopter to Greece to seek asylum.

The Turkish Navy operates a wide variety of ships, including; 16 frigates, 8 corvettes, 13 submarines, 23 missile boats, 28 patrol boats, 32 mine countermeasures vessels, 29 landing ships, and various auxiliary ships. The total displacement of the Turkish Navy is approximately 259,000 tonnes.

The Turkish military coup failed on Saturday morning as soldiers surrender after many dead and hundreds arrested.

Crowds confronted the coup plotters and gunfire and explosions were heard. At least 60 people died in the exchanges.

The president returned to Istanbul, calling the coup attempt an “act of treason” and saying the army must be cleansed. He told crowds the government was now back in control.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ordered the military to shoot down aircraft being used by coup plotters, with a helicopter being shot down by an F-16.

At least 60 people are understood to have died with more than 700 members of the armed forces have been detained. 17 Turkish police officers were killed in a helicopter attack at the police special forces headquarters just outside of Ankara.

Reuters reported that in early hours of Saturday local time, the coup appears to have “crumbled” as crowds defied pro-coup military orders and gathered in major squares of Istanbul and Ankara to oppose the coup. Reuters also reported pro-coup soldiers surrendering to the police in Taksim Square, Istanbul.

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Callum Roll

Samuel Willis

David Hedley

probably looking for a russian ship to attack to caus a war

Sarah

I hope so hahaha

Jason Ruddick

Nice additions to the Greek fleet lol

Rob Dean

One ping only…

Jamie Mills

Kirsty Parker this is what I was talking about

Chris Tsielepi

Greece or Cyprus will have them

Cem Ozan

There is No such things it is only false flag

Nigma

Is the government really ‘back in control?’

I’m kind of wondering about this. This sounds just simply too Muslim Brotherhood-esk………………

Keeran Stephenson

Charlie Stuart

Matze Hansen

Source?

Matthew Groves

Forces TV I guess as that’s the first I heard it…

UK Defence Journal

Local media in Turkey have been all over the story.

Okan Aydın

UK Defence Journal lol all lies

Edward Butcher

They are heading for Gosport (Turk Town)

jon livesey

I expect that they will turn up on E-Bay.

D J

E-Bey if it’s Ottoman.

Alan Radisic

Hunt for red october x 14

Richard Simcox

Im guessing Saturdays coup was a Trojan Horse to cover the disappearance of the ships and the helicopters

Graham Mann

Ok you sea salts in case you had not noticed we could do with them?

Steve Harry

Hopefully ISIS don’t have them!!

Eric Atkinson

thats a scary thought

Ken Jordan Villanueva

I can’t believe this is happening…

Eric Atkinson

WHOA!!!!!

CH Hasnat Ashraf

Okan Aydın

Okan Aydın

lies

Mike Edwards

Obviously they didn’t wanna be on Erdogans chopping list !

Ralph

I am starting to think this was a inside job to shore up his flagging popularity….700 military personell mesn mothing to people who want ultimate power

AAK

A bit careless. Should have fitted Tom Toms to each ship.

Steven K

Can you imagine the fear and uncertainty it would cause if military personnel from muslim nations fleed with hardware and equipment and pledged their allegiance to Daesh? Then later regrouping. Can you imagine if secretly the plotters of the Turkish coup were actually supporters of Daesh and in a country holding nuclear weapons.

I hope in the corridors of Whitehall and Washington that this scenario is actually discussed as it frightens the hell out of me as we know this murderous ideology has an appeal to those that have seen the region in conflict since the nineties.

Jake Cornier

Josh Cole

Max Baker

Looks like turkeys navy is bigger then ours lol

Shaun Crawley

Warships for sale. Lightly used and never in anger. Still in warrantee and fully loaded (literally). Send all offers to Memmet. Also partially trained crew by separate negotiation.

Alister Petheram

Sharon King