Sunday, June 27, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Turkish President Erdogan Vows to Begin Construction on Canal Istanbul
By Selcan Hacaoglu (Bloomberg) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the construction of a multi-billion dollar canal, an alternative to Istanbul’s Bosporus strait, will begin at the end of June as...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Turkey Arrests Retired Admirals Who Defended Maritime Accord
(Reuters) – Turkey detained 10 retired admirals for signing a statement supporting an 85-year-old maritime accord, and President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the document went beyond freedom of expression...
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Tycoon’s Downfall Pushes Trapped Seafarers to Hunger Strike
By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) — When Turkish police arrested shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbano?lu at his Istanbul home one Sunday last March, his legal woes set off a chain of events that...
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Turkey Continues Disputed Mediterranean Seismic Survey
by Daren Butler (Reuters) – Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 4,...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Tensions Flare as Turkey Again Sends Survey Ship to East Med
By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday slammed Turkey’s renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean,...
Friday, October 2, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?
By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Turkey Holds Off Sea Survey to Defuse Tensions with Greece
By Firat Kozok (Bloomberg) — Turkey will hold off on surveying the seabed in an area of the eastern Mediterranean disputed by Greece to give time for diplomacy, President Recep...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Watch: Cruise Ship MS Monarch Arrives at Turkish Breakers
In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling. With cruises around the...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Canal Istanbul: Choppy Waters For Turkey’s Latest Megaproject
By Sinan Ulgen (Bloomberg Opinion) –Could a new infrastructure project shape the future of Turkish politics? That is one of the questions surrounding Canal Istanbul, a plan to link the...
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain After Deadly Collision
by Marton Dunai (Reuters) – A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the captain of a passenger ship that collided with a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube,...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Two Killed, Four Missing as Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea Off Turkey
At least two people are dead and four others were missing after a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier sank in the Black Sea off Turkey’s coast on Monday. The Turkish Coast Guard...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Watch: Dramatic Rescue After Cargo Ship Grounds Near Istanbul
Turkish emergency crews have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship which ran aground near Istanbul on Wednesday. The Comoros-flagged ship, named Natalia, ran aground in heavy seas early...
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Turkey’s Proposed ‘Kanal Istanbul’ Alarms Villagers and Environmentalists
By Ali Kucukgocmen SAZLIBOSNA, Turkey, May 13 (Reuters) – When residents of Sazlibosna, a village near Istanbul, tried to attend a public meeting about the Turkish government’s plan to dig a...
Friday, May 4, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Danish DFDS To Buy Turkish U.N. Ro-Ro in $1.2 billion deal
by Teis Jensen (Reuters) – Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has agreed to buy Turkish freight shipping operator U.N. Ro-Ro from Turkish private equity firms Actera Group and Esas...
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