Dardanelles Strait

Erdogan inaugurates bridge across Dardanelles

Erdogan inaugurates bridge across Dardanelles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated in the opening ceremony of the Canakkale 1915 suspension bridge across the Dardanelles, timed to coincide with the 107th anniversary of the historic victory in the Gallipoli campaign. …

Ship runs aground in Turkey's Dardanelles

Ship runs aground in Turkey's Dardanelles

AComoros-flagged cargo vessel ran aground in the Çanakkale Strait, also known as the Dardanelles, on Turkey's western coastline on Friday. Rescue efforts are underway to pull the vessel to safety, while no injuries were …

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 …

Revision of Montreux Convention could work in Moscow’s favor

Revision of Montreux Convention could work in Moscow’s favor

The 1936 Montreux Convention governs the passage of ships between the Mediterranean and Black seas via the Turkish Straits, dictates the size of the vessels that can remain there, as well as limits how long they are allowed to stay. Now, 85 years later, this influential treaty is likely to be revised, Moscow military analyst Sergey Marzhetsky says, when Turkey completes its new Istanbul Canal, which will allow ships to bypass the northern element of the Straits—the Bosporus (although not the Dardanelles)

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

Traffic in Dardanelles halted due to forest fire in Turkey

Traffic in Dardanelles halted due to forest fire in Turkey

Maritime traffic in the Dardanelles, a strait in Canakkale, has been suspended due to a forest fire that broke out in Turkey’s northwestern Canakkale province Monday. No casualties have been reported so far from the blaze, which …

Turkey closes Dardanelles Strait for international shipping

Turkey closes Dardanelles Strait for international shipping

This morning, Turkey has closed the Dardanelles Strait for the international shipping for the second time this week. The strait was closed at 09:15 local time due to a strong wind and storm, Turkish media report. Recall the …

Longest shipping jams in Bosphorus and Dardanelles - media

Longest shipping jams in Bosphorus and Dardanelles - media

Oil tankers exporting Kazakh and Russian crude from ports in the Black Sea are contending with spiraling delays when navigating Turkey’s key shipping straits, stalling the delivery of millions of barrels of supplies to refineries on the …

Dardanelles strait closed by fog

Dardanelles strait closed by fog

The Dardanelles strait in Turkey is closed for vessel traffic due to fog, the country's media reported. Visibility in the strait decreased to 30 meters, according to the reports. The date of opening of the strait for …

Two fuel tankers collide in Dardanelles Strait

Two fuel tankers collide in Dardanelles Strait

Two fuel tankers collided at the entrance of the Dardanelles Strait today, Dogan News Agency reported. A Turkish-flagged fuel tanker called Beşiktaş Bosphorus, filled with 140,000 tons of fuel oil, was heading to Trieste in Italy from …

Turkey closes Dardanelles

Turkey closes Dardanelles

Turkey has closed the Dardanelles Strait for the passage of vessels, the Turkish media report. The reason for closure is the dense fog observed since the morning. There were no reports on when the movement of vessels will be …

Cruise liner and tanker collide near Turkey

Cruise liner and tanker collide near Turkey

The Celestial Crystal cruise liner has collided with the STI Pimlico product tanker in the northern part of the Dardanelles Strait near the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli. The cruise liner with 853 passengers and 382 crew members on board was