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    The Istanbul security service denied media reports of a possible Daesh attack on Russian Navy vessels passing through the Bosphorus Strait, the service’s spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the Haberturk newspaper reported that the Turkish intelligence had received information that Daesh terrorists were preparing an attack against Russian ships.

    The media outlet also added that Istanbul’s security services had stepped up protective measures and were currently monitoring 146 possible points from where the attacks could be carried out in the Bosphorus.

    "There was no warning or notification from the intelligence regarding a possible Daesh attack on Russian vessels. The protection of the warships passing through the strait is being carried out normally, his is a routine procedure designed to protect and accompany them, and it is not aimed specifically to protect against Daesh," the spokesperson said.


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