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Black sea News

Op-Ed: Tide turns against Putin in Black Sea

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to prevent Ukraine from edging too close to the West is having the opposite effect.

Turkey to uphold terms of Strait naval regulation treaty

The 1936 Montreux Convention was violated by U.S Navy ships traversing the Bosphorus Strait into the Black Sea earlier this month which has prompted Turkey, following Russian criticism, to issue assurances that it will continue to uphold convention terms.

Russian jet raced by U.S warship in Black Sea

A Russian jet fighter recently flew around a US warship in the Black Sea for about 90 minutes amidst tensions over Russia's intervention into the Crimea region in Ukraine.

Turkish jets once again intercept Russian surveillance plane

Turkey's Air Force has once again scrambled six of its F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to intercept a Russian IL-20 surveillance plane flying near its Black Sea coastal frontier.

Turkey gives US Navy ship authorization to cross Bosphorus

A mere day after Turkish F-16s were scrambled to intercept a Russian surveillance plane near its air space, Turkey has given a US warship permission to cross its Bosphorus Strait into the Black Sea.

Turkey scrambled jets after detecting Russian surveillance plane

Turkey has recently scrambled eight of its F-16 jet fighters in response to a Russian surveillance aircraft flying along its Black Sea coastal frontier.

Ukraine accuses Russian naval force of occupying Crimean airports

Simferopol - Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov has accused the Russian navy of occupying Sevastopol airport in the autonomous region of Crimea.

Photo Essay: A stormy day at Turkey's Black Sea Special

Kandira - Turkey's long northern border with the Black Sea witnesses many storms. At Kandira, pink rocks line a cliffy shore with offshore islands and sheltered bays. Explore this place on one stormy day.

Photo Essay: Places in Turkey Special

For nearly two years I have lived in Turkey and traveled from the north to the west to the south, taking unusual photos: a palace in Istanbul, a ferry at Izmir, a Black Sea storm, a castle by the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy my favorite places in Turkey.

Earthquake, pipeline explosion rattles Russia's Black Sea coast

Sochi - A gas pipeline explosion and mild earthquake has struck near the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the second earthquake in the area in the past three days.

Russia-shaped luxury island to be built in Black Sea

Russian developers outlined plans on Saturday for a 350-hectare artificial island in the shape of Russia to be built off the Black Sea coast near the future Olympic venue Sochi.
 

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View of Sochi as seen from the Black Sea.
View of Sochi as seen from the Black Sea.
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At first the Black Sea looked a little colorful
At first the Black Sea looked a little colorful
Dubrovnik marina on the Black Sea with Old Fort walls in the background
Dubrovnik marina on the Black Sea with Old Fort walls in the background
I admired the pink cliffs
I admired the pink cliffs
I headed toward a dark cove
I headed toward a dark cove
The distant cove became dark
The distant cove became dark
Even the cows went home
Even the cows went home
Dubrovnik old fort surrounded by the Black Sea
Dubrovnik old fort surrounded by the Black Sea
A storm over Kocaeli s Black Sea
A storm over Kocaeli's Black Sea
The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
A cow enjoyed a little sun on the pink rocks
A cow enjoyed a little sun on the pink rocks
A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
and began walking along the tops of the cliffs
and began walking along the tops of the cliffs
Epicenter of earthquake that struck off the coast of the Black Sea.
Epicenter of earthquake that struck off the coast of the Black Sea.
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Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
Noah s Ark
Noah's Ark
Edward Hicks (1780-1849)
My student was having fun on the rocks  too
My student was having fun on the rocks, too
As the storm calmed  the sea became a mix of black and white
As the storm calmed, the sea became a mix of black and white
public beach on the Black Sea in Dubrovnik  Croatia
public beach on the Black Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia