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The almost 500 BILLION US
Dollars reflects not only
catastrophic damage to the city
of Istanbul as well as coastal
portions of southern Black Sea
and the eastern Aegean Sea, but
also no ships travelling through
the Dardanelles, Bosphorus and
Sea of Marmara for at least six
months. Besides being the
planet's second busiest
waterway surpassed only by the
Malacca Straits, trade vital to
twenty national economies must
transit in both directions.   
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