The Turkish Straits are two narrow channels of water in Turkey that are considered the boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia.
- The Bosphorus (shaded red in the graphic) connects the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in the north. It runs through the city of Istanbul, making it a city located on two continents.
- The Dardanelles (shaded yellow in the graphic) connects the Sea of Marmara with the Mediterranean in the southwest, near the city of Çanakkale. The Dardanelles were historically also known as the Hellespont.
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