Bosphorus reopens after Turkey coup attempt

Bosphorus reopens after Turkey coup attempt

Turkish maritime authorities reopened Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait yesterday having shut it for a number of hours following an attempted coup that ruptured many transport and communication links across the nation.

Shipping agent GAC said traffic had reopened after being shut for several hours for security reasons and ships were now being able to travel again through the Bosphorus

Pipeline traffic was also reported as normal.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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