US, French military ships transit Turkey's straits

US and French warships passed through Turkey's Canakkale Strait early on Thursday.

US, French military ships transit Turkey's straits

World Bulletin / News Desk

Military vessels from the American and French navies passed through the Canakkale Strait early on Thursday without informing authorities of their final destination.

The USS Donald Cook entered Canakkale Strait, also known as the Dardanelles, at 7:00 a.m. from the Aegean Sea. The destroyer completed its transit around 8.10 am and continued to the Sea of Marmara.

“The Donald Cook’s mission is to reassure NATO allies and Black Sea partners of America’s commitment to strengthen and improve interoperability while working towards mutual goals in the region,” Army Col. Steven Warren, a U.S. military spokesman said, as quoted on the Department of Defense website.

The 101-meter French vessel "Dupuy de Lome" also entered the strait on Thursday morning.

Last Mod: 10 Nisan 2014, 12:30
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