February 27, 2014

Bosphorus: Dangers Hidden in Plain Sight

Stephen Starr, Global Post

The Associated Press

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait is a world-renowned tourist attraction. Every day, thousands of sightseers go through by boat to see the historical and modern architecture on both sides, as well as the massive tankers that pass slowly by. But the idyllic waterway hides a dark side in plain sight.

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TAGGED: Cargo Ships, Istanbul, Turkey, Bosphorus

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