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Turkey closes the Straits for all foreign warships

Turkey has warned all riparian and non-riparian countries not to pass warships through its Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoglu said on Monday evening. Yet Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey cannot block all Russian warships accessing the Black Sea due to a clause in the pact exempting those returning …

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Turkey detains 10 ex admirals over statement on Bosporus Straits Treaty

Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired top navy officers issued a midnight statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. Among the detainees is reportedly also Cem Gurdeniz, the mastermind of Turkey’s controversial “Blue Homeland” doctrine. The …

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