Bosphorus 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 …

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Ukraine threatens Russia to close Turkey's Bosphorus

Kiev would ask the international community to close the passage of the Bosphorus Strait to Russian warships, commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko said. "As the commander of the naval forces, I …

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 Bosphorus Strait opened to marine traffic

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which was closed to marine traffic this morning, was opened, the press secretary of Turkey's Transportation and Communication Ministry Turan Özyanık said. The straight …

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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 …

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First car crash on Istanbul’s newly-opened bridge

One person was killed and another was injured in a car crash on Istanbul’s new third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait, which was officially opened to traffic on August 26, marking the first deadly accident on the bridge, Doğan News Agency …

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Turkey completes construction of third Bosphorus bridge

Turkey has completed the construction of the third Bosphorus bridge, costing $2.3 billion, which began in May 2013, the Turkish TV channel Kanal7 reports. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited …

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Bosphorus temporarily closed to all vehicles

Istanbul's Bosphorus port is temporarily closed for the passage of ships. The reason for this decision id thick fog, which is hindering navigation and is a threat to the movement of ships. It is known that in the near future the ban …

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