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Turkey, Russia Fallout Over Downed Warplane Deepens at Two Ports

  • Russian ships released after correcting safety violations
  • Cargo from Turkish ships blocked at Russian Black Sea port

Turkey released three of four Russian ships that it detained this month at a Black Sea port for maritime safety violations, according to data on the website of Port State Control for the Black Sea.

The action at the port of Samsun came after Russia held five Turkish ships for port inspections at Novorossiysk, according to two port officials who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the media. All the vessels have been released by the Russians.