¬†Turkey has approved the development plan for the long-anticipated “Kanal Istanbul,” a ship canal that would connect the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, aimed at easing tanker and heavy container ship traffic in the Bosporus. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Bosporus is one of the world’s major waterways and a conduit for oil, grains and other commodities and manufactured goods between the Eurasian hinterland and the Mediterranean. It is also technically challenging to navigate and has been the scene of periodic accidents and spills. Turkey’s state news agency, Anatolia, on March 27 quoted Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum as saying the development and zoning plans had been approved and opened for “consultation.” The project’s environmental […]