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The Turkish Straits are a series of internationally-significant waterways in northwestern Turkey that connect the Aegean (hence, the Mediterranean) sea to the Black Sea. They consist of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosphorus, all part of the sovereign sea territory of Turkey and subject to the regime of internal waters. They are conventionally considered the boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia, as well as the dividing line between European Turkey and Asian Turkey. Owing to their strategic importance in international commerce, politics, and warfare, the Turkish Straits have played a significant role in European and world history, and have since been governed in accordance with the 1936 Montreux Convention. It gives the Republic of Turkey control over warships entering the straits but guarantees the free passage of civilian vessels in peacetime.

Here we see a tanker entering the Bosphorus from the Black Sea, caught from the southern hill in Garipçe. We also catch a glimpse of the ancient Genoese Fortress in the left half of the frame.

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Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
File Size: 769 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 8.12 mm
Date Taken: 2016-05-29 16:57
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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