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Turkey insuring bridges against terrorist attacks

Thursday, November 24
JLT Turkiye insurance company has insured the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is the third new bridge over the Bosphorus, from terrorist attacks and fire, said a message posted on the company's website Nov. 22.

The insurance contract was signed for one year with a possibility of extension.

The cost of the contract has not been disclosed.

According to the message, the company is holding talks on insurance of other bridges.

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was commissioned on August 26, 2016. The construction of the bridge was launched in 2013 and completed on March 7, 2016.

The length of the bridge is 1.85 kilometers, with a width of 59 meters and height of 320 meters. (