By Convention of the Straits the powers guarantee Ottoman independence and the Dardanelles and Bosphorus are closed to warships of all nations in peacetime (thus overthrowing treaty of Unkiar Skelessi; 1833).European powers agree that the Bosporus and Dardanelles will be closed to warships.
Editors. "The Straits Convention". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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