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Ferry delays because of 'adverse weather' in Channel

Travellers hoping to cross from Dover to Calais face more delays this morning because of poor weather conditions in the Channel.

P&O Ferries issued a warning to passengers there could be delays of up to 75 minutes, adding to existing problems caused by Operation Stack with freight traffic queuing on the M20.

Kent Police have closed the motorway between junctions 8 and 9 and are reminding freight drivers they need a ticket to join the queue. Tourist and local drivers are being redirected via the A2 and M2.

The reinstatement of Operation Stack comes just days after it was lifted following disruption caused by "migrant activity" and wildcat strikes by ferry workers in France in protest at job cuts.


Nato to discuss Turkish military operations

he Dag military post which was attacked by Islamic State militants on 23 July. Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Turkey has called a meeting of its Nato allies to discuss threats to its security as well as its airstrikes on so-called Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces.

The conference in Brussels will see the allies discuss joint US and Turkish plans or a military campaign to push the radical group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, creating an "Islamic State-free zone".

In what could be a problematic development for Nato, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has refused to draw a distinction between the Islamic State group and the PKK.


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