Turkey has closed the Dardanelles Strait for international sea voyages for the second time in a week, on Saturday
The international waterway was closed to sea traffic on Saturday morning because of strong winds and storms
Turkey closed the Dardanelles Strait for sea voyages on earlier this week due to the thick fog, as a result of which the visibility fell below 10 meters.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Straits of Dardanelles (archive photo)
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