More Turkish stuff!
The strange case of the missing Turkish warships!!
Fourteen Turkish naval vessels have failed to return to port and remain at sea in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt.
Officers and enlisted crew afraid of arrest. They were among the coup plotters and now face imprisonment?
Thanks once more to the Daily Mail and Freeper.
"Mystery of 14 Turkish navy ships 'still missing' after failed coup(tr)"
"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."
Devoted readers to the blog please be aware this image NOT of the missing and still steaming Turkish warships. Is an image of Wrangel's Fleet, circa 1920!!
THE DAILY MAIL SEEMS TO BE VERY WELL INFORMED REGARDING EVENTS IN TURKEY!
What are we to make of this? Those naval vessels endlessly steaming in an aimless fashion, officers and crew sympathetic to the coup now not knowing what to do? \
Crew determined to find sanctuary but where? There is precedent. That Czarist navy contingent in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the victory of the Reds finding a safe haven in Tunisia. Or the South Vietnamese navy during the Evacuation of Saigon  having their warships re-flagged and able to dock in the Philippines.
Men without a country sooner or later needing to find a friendly port or just surrender.