Turkish Air Force head taken hostage during wedding
Deniz Zeyrek - ANKARATurkey’s commander of air forces was taken hostage while attending a wedding on July 15, by soldiers that have engaged a failed coup attempt.
General Abidin Ünal, the commander of Air Force was attending the wedding of the daughter of General Mehmet Şanver, the commander of Eskişehir Combatant Air Unit, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
General Ünal and top cadres of the air force were present at the wedding organized at Moda Sea Club at the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
During the wedding, five helicopters landed to the garden while opening fire, according to daily Hürriyet.
Soldiers got off the helicopters and took Ünal, Şahver as well as other commanders as hostage.
Efforts are underway to get reach the commanders.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Fleet Commander Veysel Kösele was abducted to a navy ship but then reached Gölcük, a navy headquarter and he was safe.