Abducted Turkish ship crew freed
ISTANBUL – Anadolu AgencySix Turkish personnel who were abducted on April 11 from their ship off Nigeria’s Port Harcourt have been released, a lawyer of their shipping company said on April 25.
Fehmi Ülgener wrote in a statement that the abducted personnel of the ship, İlkay Olgun, Haluk Buran, Furkan Topcu, Mehmet Babacan, Şükrü Dömbek and Eray Falay, were set free and in a good health condition.
Ülgener also thanked the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Transportation Ministry and officials in other related institutions for their support regarding the issue.
Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping six crew members in a region increasingly hit by piracy in recent years, the Nigerian navy said on April 11.
Turkey’s Deniz News Agency said the ship, the M/T Puli, was owned by Kaptanoglu Shipping.