Turkey refuses Russian ships based in occupied Crimea to dock

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2014/07/05 • Crimea

The 27 major Turkish ports that normally handle international shipping will not allow any ship to dock if it carries papers declaring that its home port in “Russian Crimea” rather than in Ukraine or has passed through such an occupied port, according to a decision of the Turkish council of ministers on April 30.

Specifically, according to media reports yesterday the Turkish government has directed its port officials not to accept any ship whose papers declare that it is from “Kerch, Russian Federation” rather than from “Kerch, Ukraine.”

While Russia may be able to make an end run around this limitation by falsifying the papers carried by ships it uses in or via Crimea, this Turkish decision will make it more difficult for Russian shipping and represents both the implementation of a clear-cut non-recognition policy and in particular Ankara’s support for the hard-pressed Crimean Tatars.

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  • Milton Devonair

    Good. It’s nice to have countries not support swine like the neo-soviet putin.
    If russians come to your port, they’ll just go on drunken stealing and raping sprees anyway.

    • Gaydude100

      Still trolling hey ?

    • CascadeWA

      It’s true

      • Milton Devonair

        Yup. Russians even rape and prostitute their own servicemen, so why should they treat other people any different?

        “Servicemen may become male prostitutes in the Russian army for various reasons. There are young men who voluntarily offer sexual favors to their homosexual clients; others are forced into prostitution against their own will. Newcomers, especially those who finished higher schools before joining the army, suffer from sexual harassment more often than others. Brave soldiers try to protect their honor and rights, although there is no one to help them: commanders and military officials may often be involved in the sex business too.”

        http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/15-02-2007/87441-army_prostitute-0/

        • CascadeWA

          Yeah I’ve been reading about Russian officers prostituting their servicemen for years. I think it’s common knowledge for anyone who knows anything about Russia at this point.

          • Milton Devonair

            I didn’t know that as last thing I knew they were trying to make their military professional, an all volunteer military like the USA. And of course that failed miserably, so been focusing on other areas.

            “commrade, you be my cannon fodder or…..”

          • CascadeWA

            Russian, military and professional don’t belong in the same sentence.

            They still use tactics of terrorism, human shields and overwhelming in numbers, disregarding casualties. The “proud” Russians now rely on European weapons and technology because they finally woke up and realized they suck at everything except air defense, which they spent billions on.

          • Milton Devonair

            That’s what I’ve been told. I did think it was funny how their troops that invaded crimea (the ‘green men’), looked like they wanted to do anything and everything to look like Amerian military personnel.
            But in the end, they’re still just russians.
            Here’s a good site for typical russian fakes:
            http://www.stopfake.org/en/russia-s-top-lies-about-ukraine-part-1/

  • Arctic_Slicer

    Hopefully Turkey will take it one step further and not allow said ships to pass through to the Mediterranean; such a move would make any strategic value of occupying Crimea null and void.

    • Milton Devonair

      Or just be like a russian and sink enough ships there to make it impassable.

  • Gaydude100

    Pity they allow American ships there (or anywhere else for that matter) Once America gets into a country there is sure to be trouble ! Turkey has enough problems of its own …. maybe should focus on sorting it’s own shit before worrying about Russian ships !

    • Milton Devonair

      still trolling, huh?

      • Gaydude100

        Hmmm .. Not unlike you ey ?

        • CascadeWA

          Be quiet gay Rusky….the world is laughing at your miserable midget tyrant

          • Gaydude100

            a) I’m not Russian
            b) enjoy the killing and let Ukraine rot then !

          • Gaydude100

            I actually shouldn’t give a shit … pity the innocent people dying at Kiev’s hands though !

  • evanlarkspur

    Thank you Turkey! Principles before profits! It’s what the West is supposed to stand for, but we seem to have lost our way. The Germans have a minister who is publicaly calling for a return to normal relations with Russia, for gods sake. I guess a little thing like the armed theft of Crimea and hundreds killed in eastern Ukraine by terrorists led by men who openly declare they are Russian citizens isn’t anything to disrupt profitable business over if you are a German leader. While our American president dithers and sets out “clear” requirements to avoid sanctions then steps back every time. It’s truly, deeply embarrassing to Americans of honor. Thanks Turkey!!!

  • sandy miller

    Thank You Turkey!!!

    • disqus_OApXOVbu2O

      Shut up

      • CascadeWA

        Angry little Russian terrorist