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
4 years ago

Samuel Willis

David Hedley
4 years ago

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

Sarah
4 years ago
Reply to  David Hedley

I hope so hahaha

Jason Ruddick
4 years ago

Nice additions to the Greek fleet lol

Rob Dean
4 years ago

One ping only…

Jamie Mills
4 years ago

Kirsty Parker this is what I was talking about

Chris Tsielepi
4 years ago

Greece or Cyprus will have them

Cem Ozan
4 years ago

There is No such things it is only false flag

Nigma
Nigma
4 years ago

Is the government really ‘back in control?’

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

Keeran Stephenson
4 years ago

Charlie Stuart

Matze Hansen
4 years ago

Source?

Matthew Groves
4 years ago
Reply to  Matze Hansen

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

UK Defence Journal
4 years ago
Reply to  Matze Hansen

Local media in Turkey have been all over the story.

Okan Aydın
4 years ago
Reply to  Matze Hansen

UK Defence Journal lol all lies

Edward Butcher
4 years ago

They are heading for Gosport (Turk Town)

jon livesey
jon livesey
4 years ago

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

D J
D J
4 years ago
Reply to  jon livesey

E-Bey if it’s Ottoman.

Alan Radisic
4 years ago

Hunt for red october x 14

Richard Simcox
4 years ago

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

Graham Mann
4 years ago

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

Steve Harry
4 years ago

Hopefully ISIS don’t have them!!

Eric Atkinson
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve Harry

thats a scary thought

Ken Jordan Villanueva
4 years ago

I can’t believe this is happening…

Eric Atkinson
4 years ago

WHOA!!!!!

CH Hasnat Ashraf
4 years ago

Okan Aydın

Okan Aydın
4 years ago

lies

Mike Edwards
4 years ago

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

Ralph
Ralph
4 years ago

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
AAK
4 years ago

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

Steven K
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

Josh Cole

Max Baker
4 years ago

Looks like turkeys navy is bigger then ours lol

Shaun Crawley
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

Sharon King