According to the Turkish newspaper Haberturk, the crisis in relations between Moscow and Ankara continues to deepen. In the ports of Turkey was simultaneously arrested 27 of the Russian courts. The Turkish side claims that it was a response to the detention of Russia 8 Turkish ships.
It is also alleged that one of the detained Turkish vessels dry cargo ship Mahmut Saka was deliberately put out of action equipment. Note that according to the website Marine Trafic, the ship is at anchor in the Turkish port of Iskanderun, in the Eastern Mediterranean.
According to the publication, representatives of relevant government agencies of the two countries have already started consultations to find a way out of the situation. They go by e-mail.
Recall that in the last days there have been a number of incidents involving Russian and Turkish ships. In early December, during the passage through the Bosphorus landing ship «Caesar Kunikov», one of the seamen sent on residential areas of Istanbul MANPADS that was a flagrant violation of the Convention on the Black sea Straits.
13 December in the Aegean sea, the crew of Russian patrol ship «sharp-witted» opened fire across the Turkish Seiners. The Russian side claims that this was done to avoid the collision, and emphasizes that the fire was helpful.
14 December, Russian media reported that the ship under the Turkish flag tried to prevent the movement of drilling rigs «Chernomorneftegaz» in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. Patrol boat of the Border service of FSB of the Russian Federation and missile boat black sea fleet forced the ship to change course.