The Straits Convention (43 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


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
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]