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Turkey deactivates second mine found off coast of Iğneada this month

Turkey deactivates second mine found off coast of Iğneada this month

The first mine was detected in the Bosphorus. Following the event, Turkey notified Kyiv and Moscow.
28.03.2022 - 16:55

Turkey's Underwater Defense (SAS) teams defused a mine found off the coast of Iğneada close to the Bulgarian maritime border, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday.

"The mine detected off the coast of Iğneada on March 28, 2022 was neutralized by SAS teams," the ministry said on Twitter.

BRIEF CLOSURE OF THE BOSPHORUS

This is the second mine after another was deactivated in the Bosphorus, or Istanbul Strait, over the weekend which caused the brief closure of the Bosphorus.

KYIV, MOSCOW NOTIFIED

Commenting on rumors that underwater mines laid by Ukraine to deter Russian attacks in the ongoing war might drift across the Black Sea, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said both the Russian and Ukrainian sides had been notified and that coordination is ongoing.