ANKARA (Realist English). Since October of this year, Turkey will increase the price for passage through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles five times in accordance with the rights granted to the country by the Montreux Convention, the Sabah newspaper writes.
On October 7 of this year, after the new rules come into force, the fee for the lighthouse, evacuation and medical care during crossings of the straits will be raised fivefold, and revenue, which now amounts to $ 40 million, will grow to $ 200 million.
According to the Montreux Convention signed in 1936, Turkey has the right to charge for lighthouses, evacuation and medical services from ships passing through the Bosphorus Strait and entering and leaving the Dardanelles Strait, the newspaper reports.
The Montreux Convention was adopted in 1936. It preserves the freedom of passage through the straits for merchant ships both in peacetime and in wartime, but establishes different regimes.