Turkey closes Bosphorus to naval traffic - media

Turkey closes Bosphorus to naval traffic - media

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait was closed to marine traffic this morning for a research and rescue effort to reach a man who had been missing since last month.

The Istanbul Port Directorate said in a statement that the marine traffic was suspended as of 8.45 a.m. for the underwater research and rescue activities.

17-year-old Furkan Yıldırım who had gone for a swim in Istanbul's Bosphorus, went missing after getting caught in a drift on July 15.  

Rescue teams have been searching for Yıldırım’s body since early in the morning, Hurriyet Daily reported.

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