A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria,
reportedly for ransom. The Paksoy-1 was sailing from Cameroon to Ivory Coast when the
pirates boarded the ship in the Gulf of Guinea.
It was not carrying freight and eight sailors managed to escape. Turkey says it is working
to secure the release of those seized. The International Maritime Bureau says the Gulf of Guinea is the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. Omer Celik, spokesman of AK
Party, said the ministry was following the case closely and “working on it”.
CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES
Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.
Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.