Turkey has opened the Bosphorus for the passage of tankers


The Turkish authorities have opened the Bosporus for the passage of tankers. This was reported by the vessel operator in GAC, according to Reuters.

“The movement for transit vessels going back to normal,” — said in the message.

Previously, the Strait was closed to tankers on grounds of safety. Ships other types of movement through the Strait were resolved.

In the night of Saturday, July 16, the traffic on the two bridges across the Bosphorus was blocked by rebels tried to arrange a coup. Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan tried to unlock the bridges, but they couldn’t do it.

The coup attempt was launched on 15 July. Mutinied military announced the seizure of power, but on 16 July they began to suffer defeat and surrender to the authorities.