Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Turkey closes the Bosporus Strait for navigation due to bad weather

Turkish authorities have blocked the Bosphorus for ships heading north because of strong winds and snowfall, said Wednesday the GAC transport company.

According to the report, vessels lesser than 200 meters in length are only allowed to pass through the strait. Ferry services across the Bosphorus has also been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Turkish newspaper "Hurriyet" writes that heavy snowfall in Istanbul on Wednesday led to the cancellation of a number of flights.

According to another report, two aircraft flying from Istanbul to Kharkiv and Isfahan were forced to make an emergency landing after they were hit by lightning.



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