Former Turkish diplomats warn Montreux Convention must remain in place

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Sat, 2021-04-03 03:50

ANKARA: With discussions over the revision of the 1936 Montreux Convention regarding control of the Istanbul Straits ongoing, Turkey recently approved development plans for the controversial 45-kilometer Kanal Istanbul project.

The project has attracted criticism not only for its financial cost and environmental impact, but also its potential repercussions for maritime transit.

Map showing the proposed Istanbul Canal, connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara in Turkey. (Wikimedia Commons)
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