Storm forces Turkey to shut Dardanelles to tankers, cancel flights

December 29, 2014 9:33 AM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey shut its Dardanelles Strait to tankers and its flag carrier canceled some domestic and international flights in and out of Istanbul due to a storm.

The Dardanelles waterway is frequently forced to shut during the winter due to rough weather, usually at least two or three times a month.

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