10 Retired Turkish Admirals Arrested Over Their Security Fears Of A New Canal Project

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The 1936 Montreux convention gives Turkey control over the straits within its borders, guarantees access for civilian vessels and limits naval warships’ access (AFP) 

Officials interpret criticism of plans for new Istanbul waterway as direct challenge to civilian government 
Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over their public criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “crazy” Istanbul canal project, which will create a new waterway from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean in addition to the existing Bosphorus strait. 
The arrest warrants issued on Monday came a day after a group of 104 former senior navy officials signed an open letter warning that the proposed canal could harm Turkish security by invalidating an 85-year-old international treaty designed to prevent militarisation of the Black Sea. 
WNU editor: The government is sending a blunt message to the military with these arrests. Stay out of politics.
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