Caught On Tape: Russian Navy Ship Runs Into Turkish Sub In Dardanelles

Tyler Durden's picture

A few days ago, in “Turkey's Trump Card: Erdogan Can Cut Russia's Syrian Supply Line By Closing Bosphorus,” we suggested that if Ankara wants to retaliate against Russia for the raft of economic sanctions The Kremlin slapped on Turkey over the weekend, closing the Bosphorus Strait might be a better idea than attempting to do without Russian gas. 

After all, Turkey gets more than half of its gas from Gazprom, and given Erdogan’s support for the various rebels battling for control of Syria, this might not be an opportune time for Ankara to try and negotiate with Iran for more supply. 

Closing the Bosphorus however, would achieve two things. First, it would send a message to Moscow that not only will Ankara not apologize for inexplicably blowing a Russian Su-24 warplane out of the sky, Turkey will in fact escalate the situation further. Second, it would cut Russia off from a key supply route to Latakia. That’s not to say Moscow wouldn't get there eventually, but Turkey could make things exceptionally inconvenient by blockading the strait. 

Just yesterday, Interfax reminded the world that there are two Turkish subs on patrol near the Russian guided missile destroyer Moskva, which was sent to coastal Latakia in the wake the Su-24 downing. Here's more (translated): 

In the area of ??the Guards missile cruiser "Moskva", covering the Russian airbase "Hmeymim" in the Syrian city of Latakia, there are at least two submarines of the Turkish Navy, according to the Istanbul media.


According to the Turkish General Staff, is currently on patrol in the eastern Mediterranean are submarines "Dolunay" and "Burakreis." Submarine "Dolunay" went on patrol to the region on November 11 "Burakreis" - on 7 November.

Sputnik, citing "reports", suggests that those subs may be "following" the Russian vessel. 

In the latest maritime drama, a Russian Naval transport ship encountered a Turkish sub while navigating the Dardanelles. "A logistics ship belonging to the Russian navy has encountered a Turkish submarine passing through the Dardanelles toward the Marmara Sea, accompanied by a Turkish coast guard boat," Hurriyet reports, adding that "a tense moment occurred when the 133-meter ship, the Yauda, arrived at the Dardanelles from the Aegean Sea at around 10 a.m. on Nov. 30. and encountered a Turkish submarine across the shores of Canakkale's Eceabat." 

"The Russian ship, which was passing from the Aegean Sea into the Sea of Marmara, is believed to have been on its way to the Black Sea," Sputnik says. "The video accompanying the news report was reportedly filmed in the city of Canakkale, on the southern coast of the Dardanelles, at their narrowest point."

Here's the clip:


Meanwhile, a military-diplomatic source in Russia downplayed the "chance" meeting on Tuesday and also sought to dispel reports that Russian ships are facing delays in the Bosphorus. Some had grown weary after video sufaced that appeared to show vessels parked for "hours":  

"There are no problems with Russian ships passing through the straits, although it is quite normal that some vessels are waiting due to the straits' workload or natural disasters, hampering navigation," the source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. 

"As for the Turkish submarine, there is nothing extraordinary in the fact that she met with our cargo ship, given that the vessels regularly pass through Strait in both directions, as well as other ships of the Turkish Navy," he added.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Impoverished Psychologist's picture

At some point Vlad is going to get annoyed and then we are all toast, Erdogan is desperately tyring to start WW3

Looney's picture

Here’s some useless trivia…

The Dardanelles is where the city of Troy used to be…


svayambhu108's picture

They(all the Soros-ies) are waiting for the first country that goes beserk. Seems that even the Ukies are not that dumb.

Looney's picture

Long Trojan horses and extra-long Trojan condoms!  ;-)


ThaBigPerm's picture

After reading "runs into", I was expecting something a bit more exciting.

Sages wife's picture

Me too. Clearly the suburban definition.

SWRichmond's picture

Closing the Straits is an act of war.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

"Runs Into" ?? This gets the award for most misleading headline of 2015

Paveway IV's picture

All that cred for a decent series of articles on ISIS oil, instantly destroyed by a deceptive and totally unnecessary tabloid headline.

Do you work for the U.S. government or the National Enquirer by any chance, Tyler? It's almost like begging people to believe ZH is irrelevant.

Tarzan's picture

Oh, My bad, you meant the Russian ship "Ran into" a Turkish Sub, kinda like they "ran into" an old friend and talked a while.


If Tyler wants to help inform the public in such serious times and be a trusted alternative news sight you should probably avoid misleading hyperbole in your headlines!

tmosley's picture

At some point, the Bosphorus straight becomes the Bosphorus crater, and will be much easier to navigate.

RonArgent's picture

gawddam Bush! If only we had a negro President, the world would live in harmony, er I mean a lesbian President

Anonymous User's picture
Anonymous User (not verified) RonArgent Dec 1, 2015 3:43 PM

This is what the turkey will run into, if it keeps playing with fire.

BarkingCat's picture

Let me guess, more porn?

No regular reader is falling for your bait anymore.

Analog's picture

At some point, the Bosphorus straight becomes the Bosphorus crater, and will be much easier to navigate.

That's so bad, and appropriate, I don't know whether to give you an UP arrow or a DOWN one.

1223pm's picture

Taylor has long gone. He sold us to fucken Tribe and probably sipping martini at somewhere the warm island.

Raymond_K._Hessel's picture
Raymond_K._Hessel (not verified) 1223pm Dec 1, 2015 3:57 PM

Vice News was definitely Zionized - I guess vice got too large to not be targeted for Zio control, too. ostrovsky's dispatches from ukraine were a master class in neocon propaganda

conscious being's picture

Raymond, there was a sort of rogue travel magazine start-up going around here years ago. It was very popular. One thing they used to do was goof on obnoxious Israeli travelers, [Who in all fairness are not like they used to be.] So one day, the magazine was bought and then a couple of months later, shut down by the new zino-media owners. They don't want anyone running around off the reservation, like they were free or something.

Analog's picture

Taylor has long gone. He sold us to fucken Tribe and probably sipping martini at somewhere the warm island.

WHY are people downvoting the truth?

Tyler (not Taylor) is long gone, this site is now the International Enquirer.

BarnacleBill's picture

Come on, people! Cut the man some slack. Sometimes when one tries to be funny it doesn't quite come off. This is still the best damn site of its kind on the Net, by a long way.

RAT005's picture

Thanks for saving the time of watching the vids

pods's picture

I don't even think that counted for a micro-aggression.


Caleb Abell's picture

A micro-aggression.


That's when a midget gets pissed off and punches you in the ankle.

Tarzan's picture

Pods is correct,

it doesn't even count for a punch in the ankle.

Macon Richardson's picture

Your example is definitely a low blow.

MSimon's picture

It was a milli-aggression.

kralizec's picture

A blockade could be exciting.  What exactly do you want?

Mr. Cynic's picture

Me too.  Like a Turkish submarine with a split hull, heading toward Davy Jone's locker.

Truther's picture

The Turks are asking for it.

Blankone's picture

Why?  Because they had one of their naval ships passing through the strait?

Now if you mean because of the jet then you are correct.

Tarzan's picture

NATO is the one asking for it,

the Turks are just the pawns being stirred up like a witches brew by Erdogan the Psychotic Globalist NUT...


Was it a coincidence the Russian jet was shot down exactly where and when they told Nato they would be flying? 

As far as I know, America has not denied recieving Russia's flight path for that day, nor that the jet fell over the vary path they gave.



"PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN has said that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

“The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes’ flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time,” Putin said" at a joint press conference with French counterpart François Hollande in the Kremlin."


zz2ipper's picture


I wnt my click back.

Griffin's picture

Troy is believed to be in a place called Hisarlik, somewhere close to Dardanelles.



Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The whole "Priam's Gold" thing was such a fraud I can scarcely believe anyone believes it, in the 21st century!

Heinrich Schliemann...  Con artist.  Friends with Parisian goldsmiths...  But no, it was Priam's Treasure!

Troy was probably on the site that Istanbul sits today.  You know, with those MASSIVE Theodosian walls?  Next you will be outraged to hear that I think the story of the Trojan Horse is actually a misinterpretation/exaggeration of a siege that was ended by an army inflitrating through old aqueducts that had been bricked over (aqua/equus, hell, some people were writing from right to left, letters themselves were not that standardized, some people weren't using vowels in their written documents, these kinds of mistakes happened).  Waited till morning, busted out of the old aqueduct, opened the gates, voila.  The Trojan Horse story is born (because it is more appealing to mankind's desire for sensationalism, I guess).

conscious being's picture

"hell, some people were writing from right to left, letters themselves were not that standardized, some people weren't using vowels in their written documents"

Like most (all?) ancient stories, the Illiad was passed along as an oral tradition, centuries before it was written down.

GoldenGeezer's picture

I was in Canakkale 3 years ago. They have a modern version of the Trojan Horse near the marina. The site of Troy itself wasn't very much to look at.

Grave's picture

russia should just take back occupied european territories including constantinople and deport any noneuropeans

and then reinstate varangian guard on the borders :)

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Or... Just get rid of Erdogan, and Russia allies with Turkey.

Everyone involved would be much better off!

Grave's picture

there's a long history of backstabbing, betrayal, aggression and wars against russia.

what goes around comes around (or "karma is a bitch")
slavic people are very patient

BarkingCat's picture

You are correct and Russians aren't the only Slavs that have a bad history with the Turks.

Also, as someone else corrected me, let's call it Byzantium as that name precedes Constantinople and Constantine does not deserve to have a city named after him.

Noplebian's picture

Turkey are going to be used as the catalyst to 'officially' start WW3......


holgerdanske's picture

I don't think it is only Erdogan. Obama has an uncanny desire to get his ass kicked, and he will, if he continues like this.

I just hope Putin is calm enough to see through this child like behaviour, and I think he is.


Caught On Tape: Russian Navy Ship Runs Into Turkish Sub In Dardanelles

is highly misleading. "Run into" as in "meets", rather than "rams".

A bit sensational, and we don't really need that at the moment.

The truth is bad enough, no need to embroider on that.

Mr. Cynic's picture

Awww, come ON!!!

Don't you want rampant hyperbole, incendiary diatribes and tension racheting actions?

Where's the fun in calm, reasoned statesmanship?

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

The Turks better not be hoping that they'll get any real help from the dynamic duo of President Zippy and Ketchup-Boy. That's like asking the Mafia for a favor, except the Mafia would keep their bargain......