Turkish ship attacked by pirates, crew kidnapped: Reports

A Turkish ship, the M/T Puli, has been attacked by pirates in Nigeria, resulting in the kidnapping of its six-member crew, according to the Deniz News Agency. 

The 148-meter tanker belonging to Kaptano?lu Denizcilik was attacked while it was traveling at 4 a.m. on April 11.

Captain ?lkay Olgun, Haluk Buran, Furkan Topcu, Mehmet Babacan, ?ükrü Dömbek and Eray Falay were all kidnapped from the Malta-flagged tanker. 

After the incident, Kaptano?lu Denizcilik released a statement, saying the crew was in good health. 

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