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Somalia pirates attack Turkish commercial vessel
Somalia pirates attack Turkish commercial vessel

Turkish General Staff said that pirates staged an attack on a Turkish commercial vessel named MV Ulusoy 8 in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday night.

The Turkish General Staff said that pirates staged an attack on a Turkish commercial vessel named MV Ulusoy 8 in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday night.

General Metin Gurak, the head of the Communication Department of the General Staff also said that Turkish TCG Giresun frigate assigned to protect commercial vessels against piracy in the Gulf of Aden prevented the attack.

In 2008, pirates attacked 111 ships in the waterway, hijacking 42 of them and receiving tens of millions of dollars in ransoms.

Three of these vessels were Turkish cargo ships.

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