Direct passenger ferry launched between Odesa, Istanbul

People enjoy the view of the historical Galata district from Eminonu on Feb. 22 in Istanbul.

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Direct passenger ferries have been launched between Odesa and Istanbul, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Andriy Sybiha has reported.

“Turkey and Ukraine are becoming closer: today direct passenger ferries were launched between Haydarpasa terminal [Istanbul] and Odesa. The occupancy is 90 percent,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

Haydarpasa terminal is a railway station on the Asian part of Istanbul. It was built in 1906-1908 as the initial point of the Istanbul- Baghdad railway.

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