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Turkey closes border gates with Syria

07-25-2012 22:41 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Turkey is closing its border with Syria to commercial traffic, in response to worsening security conditions.

The Turkish Customs and Trade Ministry says the closure would halt any crossing of vehicles between Syria and Turkey, but allow transits for third countries. Turkey also says the three border crossings are still open to Syrian refugees.

Ankara’s decision came after Syrian rebels seized control of several gates from government forces on the Syrian side of the border. Crossing the borders has become increasingly dangerous as several Turkish trucks were destroyed by rebels on the Syrian side.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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