My brother, Christian missionary Donald Mackenzie went missing in the Ararat region of Turkey. Last contact with him was on the 28th of September 2010.
The two most likely scenarios are: accident on the mountain, or foul play.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
I have just been speaking by phone to Ali Nasuh Mahruki in Turkey, he's the chairman of the AKUT mountain rescue people there. He told me that the reason there is no urgency in the search is because it was so long before they were informed. He said 20 days had passed before he heard. He also said, "if he is on the mountain, then there is no chance that he is alive." I suppose we had surmised as much ourselves.
He expects a team of 15 - 20 men to turn up and begin searching on Monday now, instead of Saturday, but can not be sure of exact numbers until then.
We can only hope that Donald is not on the mountain.