Turkey to limit border crossings with Syria

A Turkish official says the country is limiting crossings through its borders with Syria following the capture of a string of gates by Syrian rebels.

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Published: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 5:16 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:36 AM

State-run TRT television quotes Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici as saying Turkey’s 13 border gates along Turkey’s 566-mile (911-kilometer) border with Syria will be closed to trucks as of Wednesday.

He says trucks travelling to and from Syria would not be allowed to cross through the border gates unless they are travelling on to third countries.

Dozens of Turkish trucks were either looted or torched when the rebels captured the border crossing of Bab al-Hawa last week.

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