Türkiye does not intend to renew the admission of warships of non-Black Sea countries to the Black Sea
Complying with the norms of the Montreux Convention, Turkey does not intend to renew the admission of warships of non-Black Sea countries to the Black Sea. It will continue to prevent them from passing through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits.
This statement was made by the press service of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
They explained that this measure is an important condition for maintaining stability in the region. And compliance with the Montreux Convention ensures security in the Black Sea region.
- noted in the Turkish defense department.
Ankara has completely banned the passage of non-Black Sea warships through the Bosporus and Dardanelles from the very beginning of the Russian special operation. This significantly reduces the risk of a direct armed clash between Russian and NATO military personnel.
For example, it could happen if the idea of the ex-commander of the North Atlantic Alliance forces on the European continent, James Stavridis, is implemented. He proposed to allocate NATO warships to guard ships carrying Ukrainian grain. At the same time, he believes, they should be given the right to shoot at Russian Navy ships if they are threatened.
The Montreux Convention, adopted in 1936, allows the stay of foreign warships in the Black Sea waters during a period of peace for no more than three weeks. In the event of war, Turkey has the right to limit their access through the straits, or even close it completely.
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