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Turkey debates bypassing Bosporus Strait

Turks are debating whether a 1936 treaty that governs shipping in the Bosporus Strait will disrupt ambitious government plans to build an alternative canal linking the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.Full story

Turkey plans new major waterway to bypass Bosporus

Turkey's prime minister on Wednesday announced what he called a "crazy and magnificent" plan to build a new waterway to the Black Sea, promising that the tanker-clogged Bosporus through Istanbul would soon be used for sports and boat trips. Full story

Turkey's Erdogan pledges new constitution

Turkey's prime minister says his government will write a new constitution that will strengthen democracy and freedoms, if re-elected in June. Full story

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