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A Russian military ship traversed Istanbul’s Bosphorus on May 8, with two tanks secured under camouflage on its deck.

The crane ship, with the bow number KIL-158, entered the strait from the Black Sea at around 8:30 a.m. under broad security measures.

A Turkish Coast Guard ship, maritime police and a police helicopter escorted the ship throughout its one-hour passage.

Two tanks under camouflage were also seen on the ship’s deck, while some soldiers on board were seen observing the area.

However, one expert said the military ship was “likely” carrying high speed patrol boats, rather than tanks.


May/08/2016

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