Turkey has blocked the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus in Istanbul is closed for the passage of vessels. Haberturk reported on Thursday, August 10.

In a statement, the port services said that the suspension movement is to carry out underwater search and rescue, the cause of which is not specified.

The restrictions will be lifted at 18:00 Istanbul time (coincides with Moscow).

APR 27, 40 kilometers North-West of the entrance of the Bosphorus by the Russian intelligence ship Liman collided with the vessel Youzarsif-H (under the flag), transporting cattle from Romania to Jordan. As a result of “estuary” was holed in the starboard side below the waterline and sank. Out of 78 crew members and 63 were rescued by the Turkish coast guard and 15 — crew, collided with a Russian ship.