Syria-Turkey border crossing reopened

Trucks carrying supplies allowed to traverse busiest border crossing on the Turkey-Syrian border after 4-day blockage.

Syria-Turkey border crossing reopened

World Bulletin / News Desk

Truck and vehicle drivers that had been stuck at a Turkish-Syrian border crossing were finally allowed to cross the border Thursday, three days after two car bombs exploded five minutes apart on the Syrian side of the border post, injuring several people.

Trade and aid trucks, along with civilian vehicles, were allowed to exit and enter the border again after being stuck in a 22-mile (35-kilometer) traffic jam caused by the closure of the Cilvegozu crossing in southern Turkey after the explosions. It is the busiest border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Vehicles carrying supplies from the Turkish side of the border were allowed to enter the buffer zone. Vehicles trying to enter Turkey from Syria were allowed to pass through the security checkpoints.

One truck driver, Atalay Atasever, told Anadolu Agency that he had been stuck at the crossing for four days, and that waiting to enter and drop off supplies in the buffer zone had caused him "great distress".

Last Mod: 23 Ocak 2014, 14:54
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