This morning, as reported by information Agency RIA-Novosti, in Istanbul blocked the Bosphorus. This was done by order of the Turkish military. This was announced by the employee of administration of the city port.
Earlier it was reported that the Strait was blocked because searches the body of teenager who drowned in the Strait a month ago. But this morning, the Strait was blocked on both sides at the request of the military leadership. The information that the search operations are carried out proved to be unreliable. It is expected that the Strait will be opened for movement in the near future.
But the reason the Strait were closed, not yet known.
The Bosphorus, which is located in the Turkish city of Istanbul, is the connecting link between the Marmara and the Black sea. This Strait plays an important role in navigation, as the countries of the black sea, including Russia, are in the oceans, and the Mediterranean through this Strait. Difficult weather conditions, different currents and active navigation makes the Strait one of the most heavy-going in the world.
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