Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey.  Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey.  Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP
Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey. Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP
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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over criticism of Erdogan’s canal project

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s proposed Canal Istanbul project, a 45km shipping lane comparable to the Panama and Suez canals, was approved last month
  • But the former naval commanders declared their commitment to the 1936 Montreux Convention, aimed at demilitarising the Black Sea

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Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey.  Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey.  Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP
Turkish navy vessels patrol the Dardanelles straits, in Cannakale, Turkey. Retired admirals have declared their commitment to an international treaty that regulates shipping through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. Photo: AP
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