Why Turkey is Transforming Istanbul Into an Island

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  • There is a mistake in the video. "The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits" is effective both for Bosphorus AND Dardanelles. So US Navy aircraft carriers still can not enter to Black Sea because they still have to pass through Dardanelles, which they cannot because of the 15.000 tonnage limitation. For such an act either Turkey has to dig another canal around Dardanelles, or accept UNCLOS, or try to revise the convention.

    AlpexAlpex3 maanden geleden
    • lol

      Ameerus BacklandAmeerus Backland9 dagen geleden
    • @Savio Biogen my god you sound brainwashed. you are just one opinion in your country . and everyone else has their own wants and desires, you know what? theres a chance you may not be right - imagine that! but you cant. communist russia - the place you cant be yourself. funnoest quote ever in regards to russia "nobody is supressed" - makes you sound brain damaged.

      sphynxster06sphynxster0614 dagen geleden
    • @Software Science Actualy Turkey fears Russia, that is why Turkey is member of NATO, although NATO insulted Turkey so many times.

      Savio BiogenSavio Biogen14 dagen geleden
    • @QuisqueyanGuy What you didn't consider is that Turkey and the rest of NATO wouldn't mind, it's only because of international law that other countries can't go through. In fact, Turkey already accepts that it's allies go through with missile boats since they aren't covered by the rules.

      Micheal DavisMicheal Davis17 dagen geleden
    • @Micheal Davis The US cannot go through, Turkey is still a NATO ally. All of Europe would back up Turkey in that stand off because America can't do whatever the hell they want whenever they want to if that's illegal.

      QuisqueyanGuyQuisqueyanGuy17 dagen geleden
  • 17:10 The opening caption of Red Dawn didn't age well saying the Soviet Union suffered the worst wheat harvest in 55 years starting of the chain of events of the movie's premise.

    neubro 144neubro 14420 uur geleden
  • F you for Crimea on maps.

    Maks SemMaks SemDag geleden
  • Haven't you mistaken anything? Crimea is Ukraine!

    John SmitJohn SmitDag geleden
  • I dont like our government s plan of doing this but i atleast hope this makes our dogshit economy normal.

    DaDarkPineappleDaDarkPineappleDag geleden
    • People like you never have any plan in life, you are too lazy too life

      SuswantoSuswantoDag geleden
  • When I clicked I had the thought that this is to prevent earthquakes.

    Just Another Hot Guy with a MustacheJust Another Hot Guy with a MustacheDag geleden
  • 80% opposed? If you haven't noticed, the current Turkish government gives zero fucks what anyone, including their citizens think.

    Raideur NgRaideur NgDag geleden
  • Crimea is 🇺🇦 clay

    woodman_victorywoodman_victory2 dagen geleden
    • @bread Слава Украине!

      woodman_victorywoodman_victory10 uur geleden
    • More than 70% of the crimeans disagree.

      breadbread11 uur geleden
  • Masya Allah tabarakallahu Turkey ...

    Atifete mitsosAtifete mitsos2 dagen geleden
  • Byzantines are the east romans but with a name change to stay political, but ight still 3 I guess

    Gabe PutoGabe Puto2 dagen geleden
  • Not a city I want to be stuck in with covid19.

    DarnellDarnell2 dagen geleden
  • Tsk tsk, you mapped Crimea as part of Russia…booo

    QuinnQuinn3 dagen geleden
  • I feel the US could use some F1 engineers in the navy. Take the gun off the ship, sail it thru the bosphorus, then reassemble. Boom. No issue

    Alec WhatshisnameAlec Whatshisname3 dagen geleden
  • AZAN PogO

    Tyler HawleyTyler Hawley3 dagen geleden
  • GG you got verified NICE!

    AlupyAlupy4 dagen geleden
  • *Donbas* region? Could you repeat that 😂

    Alex CAlex C4 dagen geleden
  • We humans make things more complicated than they should be.

    Freddie VazquezFreddie Vazquez4 dagen geleden
  • WTF the Krim is part of the Ukraine.

    Gel SykGel Syk5 dagen geleden
  • As a syrian I love my Turkish brothers and sisters, Syria and Turkey will be best friends Inshallah ❤️🇸🇾🇹🇷❤️

    DD5 dagen geleden
  • Your humor is so fucking funny 😭😭😭

    TooMuchTechnologyTooMuchTechnology5 dagen geleden
  • Constantanople.

    Radioactive RageRadioactive Rage6 dagen geleden
  • My brothers we must take back Constantinople

    The Earth SausageThe Earth Sausage6 dagen geleden
    • Turkey already take eastern Mediterranean sea, little crisis in EU Greece will fall into turkish hand

      SuswantoSuswantoDag geleden
  • youtube premium is the best thing you could buy ;-)

    Vierendeels stéphaneVierendeels stéphane7 dagen geleden
  • It's nothing but killing nature..!

    Şah meran .47Şah meran .477 dagen geleden
    • @Suswanto haha :)) What can I do ?

      Şah meran .47Şah meran .476 dagen geleden
    • Don't pretend to be innocent

      SuswantoSuswanto6 dagen geleden
  • In short turkey will be next Afghanistan. Russia to invade first followed by USA, history to repeat

    Prasanna DhanagondPrasanna Dhanagond7 dagen geleden
    • Turkey under Taliban flag is preparing to purge Kashmir, secret base on Pakistan & Afghanistan. Turkey is preparing it's troops to war with Greeks and nobody care

      SuswantoSuswanto6 dagen geleden
  • I have only one single question: "WHY Crimea is Russian here?"

    Ірина БашинськаІрина Башинська7 dagen geleden
    • Crimea is tatar

      Ricardo DiazRicardo Diaz6 dagen geleden
  • I want to invest on it

    NOE CARDONANOE CARDONA7 dagen geleden
  • İt isn't. That is just a stupid investment project with no future concocted by an usurper drug trafficking mafiatic gang brought in power by the Bush administration which also has no future in Turkey.

    zübükdeviren akitlerinkamçısızübükdeviren akitlerinkamçısı8 dagen geleden
  • Istanbul was never the capital of the roman empire, it was the capital of the eastern roman empire after the split, also known as the byzantine empire, so only 2 major empires. Please learn to fact check your videos before you post them

    LundbergLundberg8 dagen geleden
  • Caspain Sea best sea

    Socks the TiredSocks the Tired9 dagen geleden
  • Byzantines are Romans bruhhhh

    Jarl BalgruufJarl Balgruuf9 dagen geleden
  • But why did Constantinople get the works?

    AZDuffmanAZDuffman10 dagen geleden
  • Dude, Crimea is not a part of a Russia, it is Ukrainian territory. Learn the material normally before posting it. Dislike

    Yuriy ShymonYuriy Shymon11 dagen geleden
  • Bro that ad got me laughing so hard 😂

    Dr. SteezDr. Steez11 dagen geleden
  • Actually the Krim belongs to Ukraine

    MikromafiaMikromafia12 dagen geleden
  • Who here wants NATO war ships in the Black Sea? I'm an American and I'm sick of America always having to have it all. I don't want ANY country, or bloc of nations to rulle the whole world. But seriously, we have got to stop the Nazi American Empire. I'm literally rooting for anyone else. Anyone. Russia, China. Taliban for all I care. I would love to see America just eat itself alive and collapse into anarchy.

    zengalileozengalileo12 dagen geleden
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    Denise ArchDenise Arch13 dagen geleden
  • Crimea is Ukraine!

    iSensetivityiSensetivity13 dagen geleden
  • Now the people of turkey understand how Kurds feel.

    YurichtubeYurichtube13 dagen geleden
    • Do you mean hunted by drones? Why don't you make a factory rather than live in mountains. It's not Erdogan mistakes, but yourself

      SuswantoSuswantoDag geleden
  • 12 free meals? What is the catch? You still have to do dishes? Phosphorous canal should 'incinerate' Chinese plans to dominate the entire world, but only temporarily, of course. They DO have all of those Tibetian monastics and their 'flaming fists!'

    Smith JonesSmith Jones13 dagen geleden
  • If war broke out the U.S. would just go through the Bosphorus anyway. No convention can stop the world's most powerful navy if it is unleashed. The U.S. already has enough access to the region for support of any military action they want to. Seems like a waste of time to build the canal and antagonize everyone.

    Corey ShidelerCorey Shideler13 dagen geleden
    • If war broke between US & Russia, china will be the winner

      SuswantoSuswantoDag geleden
  • Hey bro sear your pork loin off before you bake it.

    Joshua PatrickJoshua Patrick13 dagen geleden
  • Well That shouldn’t provoke Putin and Lead to world War 3…

    Joshua PatrickJoshua Patrick13 dagen geleden
  • You highlighted Crimea as part of russia?? It’s part of Ukraine!!! Russia is just occupying it illegally!!!🤷🏼‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

    Ryan-in-a-box 1Ryan-in-a-box 114 dagen geleden
  • Very smart Turkey

    YouTubeBlowsYouTubeBlows14 dagen geleden
  • why cant they just repeal the 90 year old convention?

    CyberWing 375CyberWing 37514 dagen geleden
  • You mean "Constantinople" 😏😏

    HeckYeahManeHeckYeahMane14 dagen geleden
  • Earthquakes go brrrr

    Redhut GamingRedhut Gaming14 dagen geleden
  • To be honest, I'm actually for this new canal. Turkey got screwed over by signing those contracts, so building a new one is fair game.

    TiasTias14 dagen geleden
  • It’s more about hello fresh than the other subject omg

    SniffingDogSniffingDog14 dagen geleden
  • :15 Europe is a sub-continent. Like India.

    Marco VargasMarco Vargas14 dagen geleden
  • RLL does not add ads in his vids, we have youtube premium for free

    Winter's altWinter's alt14 dagen geleden
  • I feel like connections to major rivers/seas/bodies of water like the ones mentioned in this video should be free and open completely, under the rules of international waters

    TILRTILR15 dagen geleden
  • Are you still using hello fresh or was this all just a lie?

    Hikurangi FranceHikurangi France15 dagen geleden
  • Can you post sources please?

    Nick GoehringNick Goehring15 dagen geleden
  • Turkiye'yi on yillarca keklemisler. Butun dunya bogazlarindan gecen gemilerden para alirken bizimkinden bedavaya gecmisler. Bizim sark kurnazi yalanci CHP'de Montroyu Turk halkina cok buyuk birsey basariymis gibi gostermis. AKP gelmese bir yuz yil daha uyuturlardi halki. Geri zekalilar ulkenin cogunlugu AKP secmeniyle koyun diye dalga gecerler ama kendilerini koyun yerine koyulmus 70-80 yildir haberleri yok.

    turcoboshnakturcoboshnak15 dagen geleden
  • From the video I've learned the canal absolutely must not be done. Because there is enough war in the world between America and Russian. No need to be in Black Sea . Also as we Turkish nation we don't wanna be the pawn of America in the war with Russia because I understood the only reason of building this canal providing strategic advantage to America against Russia

    Bahar TetikBahar Tetik15 dagen geleden
    • @Suswanto Because Mongolia isn't enough stratejic place. Mongolia hasn't the bridge between Asia and Europe

      Bahar TetikBahar TetikDag geleden
    • If you want peace, go to Mongolia. Turkey is the land of warriors

      SuswantoSuswantoDag geleden
  • So far the humankind has already put too much CO2 in the atmosphere. It doesn't look like there will be a change...let economy grow!!!

    Olli-Pekka LindgrenOlli-Pekka Lindgren15 dagen geleden
  • RLL: talks about Turkey digging canals me: aww that dolphin on 9:12

    ahha6304ahha630415 dagen geleden
  • If the US and Turkey want to work together can’t the US just sell the ships to Turkey and then buy them back once they’re in the Black Sea?

    ChromaticCluckChromaticCluck15 dagen geleden
    • LOL good idea

      downhill ballindownhill ballin15 dagen geleden
  • carbon foot print from your "meals" LOLOLOLOL Fffffffff YOU

    Laura BoehmLaura Boehm15 dagen geleden
  • So, is this new Island a part of Europe or Asia?

    Andy ZengAndy Zeng15 dagen geleden
  • If cheesing is valid give Turkey a carrier fleet then rent it back or tow in a mobile drydock and build the fleet using some Turkish material suppliers and low security labour.

    Karl SlicherKarl Slicher15 dagen geleden
  • The Environmentalist in me says please no, the American in me says fuck yes; that's a fantastic loop hole for the USA to be able to help it's buddies if they invite us in. Turkey is a tricky country but it has a beautiful history and a fascinating people. Also I would hope we'd be smart enough to not send an air craft carrier into the black sea ever, near the black sea sure but in? That's just insanely risky. 80% of the population is against it, why are you even considering it? Alright I changed my mind you can't go and ignore 80% of the peoples will Istanbul don't build the canal, that's tyranny. "arrested own admirals" Alright fuck that leadership it needs to be wiped out you do not betray the people who spent their lives serving you to keep you safe and merely spoke to advise you, you don't have to like what they say you do have to respect it they are fucking Admirals and your own citizens. Fuck Turkey's government man.

    BillyTheKidBillyTheKid16 dagen geleden
  • That ad placement was A+

    changonutncrunchchangonutncrunch16 dagen geleden
  • It's absurd how once again another country builds a mega airport, we don't need to fly more but less, if we want a planet to live on at all...

    L ML M16 dagen geleden
  • Great informative video but the music sounds like it's from a worn-out cassette tape or a warped vinyl record. It's giving me headaches.

    Jamie van BrewenJamie van Brewen16 dagen geleden
  • Western countries are worrying this project becouse they didn't fund

    honeybudgerhoneybudger16 dagen geleden
  • your numbers are way out. You say that the Suez canal is 200km but show that distance including the Red Sea. t That isn't a part of the Suez Canal. That's like saying the Caribbean is part of the Panama canal

    Macca TarquinMacca Tarquin16 dagen geleden
  • Turkey are adopting the EA tactic for greater revenue.

    felix lavignefelix lavigne16 dagen geleden
  • Wow, great content, loved the insights shared on the possible repercussions.

    RL FernandesRL Fernandes16 dagen geleden
  • Arab spring has nothing to do with the wheat crisis. Incorrect information

    Fatima AlzyoudFatima Alzyoud16 dagen geleden
  • Nobody is transforming anything idiot

    MylogifyMylogify16 dagen geleden
    • Somebody transforming something idiot

      Yagiz NebiogluYagiz Nebioglu16 dagen geleden
  • Man....your segues into the ads....lol, just far too smooth

    Muzakman37Muzakman3716 dagen geleden
  • the geo political game of thrones

    hassan mehmood Khanhassan mehmood Khan17 dagen geleden
  • Istanbul? Not in my house it ain't. I miss Constantinople man

    PigPig17 dagen geleden
  • Excellent coverage of a little known issue. I like the ten arrests a lot. Very amusing.

    bruce hainbruce hain17 dagen geleden
  • Das Geht NICHT!

    bruce hainbruce hain17 dagen geleden
    • Oh well, what will be will be I suppose. Surprising there's so much uproar about Nordstream II but when Turkey proposes to annex a big part of Europe, including Constantinople, no one bats and eye!

      bruce hainbruce hain17 dagen geleden
  • Basically turkey became ea

    Home HaoraoHome Haorao17 dagen geleden
  • Lol, why isn't Crimea included in Ukraine? Is international law a joke for you?

    Yurii GromykYurii Gromyk17 dagen geleden
  • no canal istanbul

  • 9:11 the fish be like :i am gonna go first

    artist-310artist-31017 dagen geleden
  • Great... Now the Balkans and middle Asia will have to deal with the crap of the US Navy and everything that comes along with it, because of one narcissistic mans idiotic vision and greed. Well done again Turkey, seems you never learn.

    36936917 dagen geleden
  • Turkey must fall

    James LewisJames Lewis17 dagen geleden
    • No

      Yagiz NebiogluYagiz Nebioglu16 dagen geleden
  • Turkey is going to destroy itself! Look at what Denmark did to Indonesia for an example. And it'll start a massive war.

    Eddie CurrentEddie Current17 dagen geleden
    • Denmark did nothing to Indonesia, i am Indonesian

      SuswantoSuswanto8 dagen geleden
    • So, making a canal will result to a war? I don't get it

      koskar7GRamerkoskar7GRamer17 dagen geleden
  • As a Turk, I don't like this idea at all. Atm Istanbul is waiting for a huge earthquake (scientist say at least 7.5 magnitude). Istanbul has a population over 16 million. It isn't a good idea to make a canal rn. But I guess opinions change..

    MikasaMikasa17 dagen geleden
    • @Mikasa Living in middle east, eurasia or Anatolia are very dangerous. If you want peaceful living you should go to Mongolia like your ancestor was. Istanbul doesn't belong to weak & visionless creatures

      SuswantoSuswanto6 dagen geleden
    • @Suswanto Bruh.. Do you know how dangerous it is? That area isn't gonna be just "lightly touched". You think canals are small? Ya talk like ya know it. Ight sir,you're the smart one and I'm the idiot.

      MikasaMikasa6 dagen geleden
    • @Mikasa You are pretend to be genius by using word "scientists". But that scientists didn't exist

      SuswantoSuswanto7 dagen geleden
    • @Suswanto Dude.. Ya know what,I'm not gonna argue with someone who doesn't understand.

      MikasaMikasa8 dagen geleden
    • @Mikasa You are overacting, for Erdogan it just small river, no big deal. Erdogan makes it looks like mega project for tourism sensation

      SuswantoSuswanto8 dagen geleden
  • I'm all for a sorta less fully developed country trying to hustle and make some bank but I don't know if I'd be happy with the US in the black sea because that's basically just begging for a war to start

    WaxyLT 2146WaxyLT 214617 dagen geleden
  • Literally nobody : Netherlands : let's name almost every city with dam! Rotterdam Amsterdam

    Sean Lynx ArciagaSean Lynx Arciaga17 dagen geleden
  • Istanbul--a great and ancient metropolis, with a history deep and long. It used to be the crown jewel of Christendom for 1,000 years. Then it became the crown jewel of Islam for the past 500 years. Istanbul is one of humanity's greatest achievements.

    Luboman411Luboman41118 dagen geleden
    • sadly it's being run by a fucking maniac, so good luck surviving what's coming...

      The Spanish InquisitionThe Spanish Inquisition17 dagen geleden
  • I'm sorry you mean Constantinople?

    Steven GrantSteven Grant18 dagen geleden
    • That was like,600 hundred years ago.. It's Istanbul now..

      MikasaMikasa17 dagen geleden
  • Nice try. Now, chinese are everywhere. Not USA anymore

    Restu PerdanaRestu Perdana18 dagen geleden
  • Inchaallah the Turkish empire comeback

    light Crimsonlight Crimson18 dagen geleden
  • Yo I am from Turkey!!

    An unknown guyAn unknown guy18 dagen geleden
  • Remember it's Istanbul not Constantinople!

    TritonsGuardTritonsGuard18 dagen geleden
  • First of all the real name is Constantinople And second of all Constantinople is greek

    ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎18 dagen geleden
    • @ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ I mean,I'm willing to have more Greek friends :D

      MikasaMikasa17 dagen geleden
    • @Mikasa Because for 1500 years we have been arguing and it seems that I will never become a friend

      ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎17 dagen geleden
    • @ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ Bruh why can't we make peace jesus

      MikasaMikasa17 dagen geleden
    • One day we Greeks will find our courage back and you will regret

      ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎17 dagen geleden
    • @ᴄʜʀɪsʰᵃᵗᵉʏᴏᴜ❤︎ Dude, Istanbul is in Turkish hands. That's the old name of it. It's now Istanbul,and it isn't Greeks anymore.

      MikasaMikasa17 dagen geleden
  • Ah yessss, Krim, a province of russia, totally belonging to russia and only to russia (:

    ThannelThannel19 dagen geleden
  • The Byzantines would never have done this...

    The Modern StorytellerThe Modern Storyteller19 dagen geleden
    • Byzantines doesn’t exist.

      Et Yiyen SebzeEt Yiyen Sebze17 dagen geleden
  • Could be worse-they could turn it into an isthmus. Isthanbul

    Stephen CharbonneauStephen Charbonneau19 dagen geleden
  • Moldova also NOW have access to Black Sea so please ad one more country to description . Thanks

    Vatnik SdohVatnik Sdoh19 dagen geleden
  • One day I REALLY want to visit Istanbul

    SeabeeGRSeabeeGR19 dagen geleden
    • I went there a few times (im turkish) İts so good u should go there if u van (:

      ⁤⁤DramaticBatu⁤⁤DramaticBatu18 dagen geleden