Turkey has announced that from 1 December oil carriers passing through its straits will have to prove that they are insured. While this is aimed at maritime safety along its … Continue reading Turkey to Require Insurance from Oil Carriers
The Law of the Sea is built on a fundamental principle: the freedom of navigation. Already implemented in the Roman law through the idea of “commune omnium", it was especially … Continue reading Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?
The outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022 shed light on the strategic role of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, as well as the Montreux … Continue reading Montreux Convention and Canal Istanbul : A Turkish financial and geopolitical bet?
Following Turkey's decision last month to develop a navigation canal in Istanbul similar to the Panama and Suez canals, ten Turkish Admirals were arrested on Monday 29th of March after … Continue reading “Canal Istanbul”, dissension among Turkish authorities.