Turkish Navy Halts Bosphorus Traffic to Detonate Mine

Turkey’s Navy stopped maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait to detonate a mine that had drifted into the strait from the Black Sea.

The Russian military had warned Turkey that mines had  drifted from Ukrainian ports.

In a televised statement, Turkey’s defense minister said: “The mine, determined to be an old type, was neutralised by our  team…and naval forces continue their vigilant work.”

A large explosion was observed north of the city of Istanbul, in an area of military vessel and aircraft activity.

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