twitter hashtag summary
large number Retweet
real time translation turndown translation
Turkish ship 'distressed' in pirate waters
more than 60 ship's have been attacked by somali pirates in the gulf of aden this year alonre, compared waith about half that number in 2007, according to a report released earlier this month by chatham house, a london-based institute that analyzes international affairs .
the region ownear somalia is notorious for piracy; nato earlier this month sent seven waterships to try to boost maritime security there .
both the turkish maritime agency and the company that owns the vessel said there this at least one turkish military ship in the area, but they could not say if it would be involved with any possible rescue negotiations or operations .
the company expressed concern for the safety of the 20 crew members, who are all turkish, ulgener said .