Showing posts with label Bosphorus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bosphorus. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015

Turkey warns Russia not to repeat rocket launcher incident

Turkey on Monday warned Russia's ambassador in Ankara that there should be no repeat of an incident after a Russian warship sailed through the Bosporus on Sunday with a soldier holding a shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile on the deck throughout the journey, an incident that Turkey called “provocative.”

Turkey to Summon Russian Envoy Over Pictures of Warship in Bosphorus (Media)

Turkey's Foreign Ministry is set to summon Russia's ambassador in Ankara over pictures that have emerged in local media of a Russian warship in the Bosphorus Strait, Hurriyet reported Monday citing Turkish officials.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Turkish FM slams Russia’s missile ‘provocation’ in Bosphorus

A Russian warship passed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus en route to the Mediterranean on the morning of Dec. 6. One soldier was seen in footage of the boat passing holding a ground-to-air missile, drawing an angry reaction from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Russian ship-Turkish submarine encounter purely casual — (source, TASS)

Reports claiming that a Turkish submarine appeared near a Russian ship in the Dardanelles Strait on Tuesday on purpose are far-fetched, because shipping in this area is very busy and the submarine’s encounter with a Russian naval ship was purely accidental, a military-diplomatic source told TASS.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Turkey’s explanations of incident with Su-24 is the Theatre of the Absurd - (Peskov)

Turkey’s reactions to the incident with the Russian Sukhoi Su-24M, downed by the Turkish Air Force above Syria, reminds of the Theatre of the Absurd, Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the Vesti V Subbotu (News on Saturday) television programme.

Mögliche Schließung der Schwarzmeer-Engen durch Türkei ist apokalyptisch (Dmitry Peskow)

Der Sprecher des russischen Präsidenten, Dmitri Peskow, hat eine mögliche Schließung der Schwarzmeer-Engen durch die Türkei, falls ein türkischer Kampfjet abgeschossen werden sollte, als apokalyptisch bezeichnet.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Boat driven by 15-year-old Turkish "captain" carrying 11 Afghans seized in Aegean Sea

Less than a week after a migrant boat disaster off of Istanbul’s coast, the Turkish Coast Guard seized a boat off the shores of the Aegean port of Bodrum carrying 11 Afghan refugees to the Greek island of Kos late on Nov. 5.

The “captain” driving the boat was only a 15-years-old boy, while another young man helping him was 17 years old, officials have said, adding that both were Turkish nationals.

The migrants who took the risky sea route on the 5-meter-long boat included four children and a woman who is eight-months pregnant.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Two suspects detained in probe into migrant boat disaster

Police have detained two suspects in an investigation launched into the sinking of a migrant boat off the northern coast of Istanbul as a search continues for 13 people who were on the vessel, including the Turkish captain.

The detentions conducted late on Nov. 4 were the first since the previous day’s accident, which killed at least 24.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boat sinks near Turkey: Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos

From the Official Website of the European Commission, Brussels, 03 November 2014:
The European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos made the following statement on the drowning of at least 24 people, after the sinking of a boat off the north coast of Turkey which carried migrants:
"I am appalled by today's tragedy in Turkey. This new deadly incident brings once again to the forefront the urgency to take concrete action to save lives, to address irregular migration, and to help those in need of protection.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dozens drown after boat sinks near Turkey (At least 24 people have died)

At least 24 illegal migrants have drowned when a boat taking them towards the European Union sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.
Seven people were rescued and nine more were missing from the stricken boat, which had set off earlier from Istanbul and had travelled through the Bosphorus Strait on its way to Romania, the reports added on Monday.

"Not everyone has been accounted for yet," Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith said, reporting from Istanbul. "This is an ongoing rescuing operation,"  adding that helicopters and coast guards are looking for any survivors.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

US warship given permission to traverse Bosphorus en route to Black Sea

Turkish authorities have given permission to a U.S. Navy warship to pass through the Bosphorus within the next two days as fears grow that the standoff between Russia and Ukraine and the West over Crimea could soon become militarized.

Turkish sources, speaking with the Hürriyet Daily News on March 5, declined to elaborate on the name of the U.S. warship. The same officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, however, noted that it was not the USS George H.W. Bush nuclear aircraft carrier as suggested in some news reports, as it did not meet the standards specified by the 1936 Montreux Convention in terms of weight.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Turkey tests undersea rail tunnel linking Asia with Europe

Turkey has successfully completed a trial run of a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides, the first of several planned mega projects in the country's largest city to see the light of day.

The 13.6 km (8.5 mile) tunnel, including a 1.4 km immersed tube tunnel - the deepest of its kind in the world at 56 meters - passes under Turkey's Bosphorus Strait, the busy shipping channel linking the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who on Sunday boarded the first train to pass through the tunnel, said the project had been 150 years in the making, and by connecting "London to Beijing", served not only those in Istanbul and Turkey.

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