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Turkey-Syria border gates to open after anti-terror op

Turkey-Syria border gates to open after anti-terror op

Two border gates on the Turkish-Syrian border are expected to open soon, a Turkish official said on Nov. 26.

Abdullah Erin, the governor of southeastern Şanlıurfa province, said the customs gates in the cities of Akcakale and Ceylanpinar will open once peace is restored in the region.

“We are swiftly working […] the construction on the Turkish side has completed,” he said.

“The maintenance and repairs are taking place on the Syrian side,” he added.

Staff who will guard the gates are also being trained.

“The border gates will be opened to both humanitarian aid and commercial transactions in a short time,” he said.

He told Anadolu Agency that Turkey’s anti terror operation in northern Syria against YPG/PKK terrorists has improved the law and order situation.