Inflation also hit the Bosphorus crossing

Turkey plans to increase by five times the fees for the passage of commercial ships through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits, writes the pro-government newspaper “Sabah” today, citing sources from the Turkish Ministry of Transport, BTA reported.

The increase is expected to take effect on October 7. In this way, the annual revenue from the passage of commercial ships through the straits will increase from the current 40 million dollars to 200 million dollars.

“Sabah” writes that the increase in fees, in particular for lighthouses, for medical care, evacuation of merchant ships, is provided for in the Montreux Convention of 1936, which regulates the regime of passage through the straits.

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