Bosphorus Strait

Cargo ship's engine fails in Bosphorus

Cargo ship's engine fails in Bosphorus

A cargo ship bound for Ukraine to pick up grains under a U.N.-brokered deal had a brief engine failure as it was transiting Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait overnight, a shipping company said on Saturday, marking a second incident this week, …

Maritime traffic in Bosphorus strait restored

Maritime traffic in Bosphorus strait restored

The movement of ships in the Bosphorus Strait was restored on Friday after a dry cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain had run aground and blocked the maritime traffic, the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety said. "The …

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

The Turkish Ministry of Defense's head, Hulusi Akar, confirmed that it was a mine that was found in the Bosphorus. He made the corresponding statement on the TRT TV channel. "According to the study results, it was an old-type …

Turkey set to implement provisions of Montreux Convention

Turkey set to implement provisions of Montreux Convention

Turkey will implement all provisions of the Montreux Convention in a transparent manner, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. The convention dating back to 1936 gives Turkey control of its straits and authority to …

Turkey denies the Bosphorus closure for Russian ships

Turkey denies the Bosphorus closure for Russian ships

Cumhuriyet newspaper has just published a denial of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's claim that Ankara has agreed to close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles to Russian warships. The fact that nothing of the kind happened …

Bosphorus reopens to ships

Bosphorus reopens to ships

The ship traffic resumed in the Bosphorus Strait. According to the Turkish Coast Guard's message, it had previously been suspended due to a tanker accident, writes RIA Novosti. Traffic was suspended earlier on Tuesday, and the …

Bosphorus strait closed to transit vessels due to fog

Bosphorus strait closed to transit vessels due to fog

The Bosphorus Strait has been temporarily closed to transit vessels due to heavy fog, the Turkish broadcaster NTV reported on Tuesday. The fog that covered Istanbul overnight intensified in the morning, and it was decided to close the …

What hinders China in the South Caucasus

What hinders China in the South Caucasus

As the Second Karabakh War ended, all regional players’ interests were scrutinized in detail. One power, however, China, was largely absent from the analysis. Official rhetoric from Beijing indicates the continuation of China’s non-intervention policy in the region

Russian tanker collides with Turkish fishing vessel

Russian tanker collides with Turkish fishing vessel

A Russian-flagged tanker and a Turkish fishing boat collided in the Black Sea near Istanbul this morning, sinking the fishing vessel. Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement three Turkish citizens are missing while …

Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast

Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast

The Bosporus was closed for navigation due to an incident with the Liberian-flagged Songa Iridium cargo ship. The cargo ship heading from Odessa to Istanbul collided with shore, according to the NTV Channel.  …

 Turkey shuts down Bosporus Strait

Turkey shuts down Bosporus Strait

Heavy fog led to a shutdown in vessel traffic in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait this morning, Turkish officials have said. Marine traffic in the Bosphorus was suspended as visibility between the southern entry into the strait and the …