Turkey, Syria postpone new border gate's groundbreaking

This will be the first customs gate in Turkey that will be operated as a 'sister crossing' model together with Syria.

Turkey, Syria postpone new border gate's groundbreaking


The groundbreaking ceremony of a new border gate between Turkey and Syria was postponed to February 26.

It was earlier announced that the foundation of Nusaybin Border Gate --which was located in Nusaybin town of Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin-- was planned to be laid on January 29.

The Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) stated on Tuesday that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new border gate would take place on February 26.

The border gate was started to be built in 2008 after a field of land mines (216 decares) between Turkey and Syria was cleared.

Turkish State Minister Hayati Yazici, Syrian Finance Minister Muhammad al-Husayn and TOBB Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu are expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

This will be the first customs gate in Turkey that will be operated as a 'sister crossing' model together with Syria.

The gate will help Turkey to open to the Middle East easier.

Nusaybin Border Gate will ease work-load of Habur Border Gate 50 percent. Also, the distance in passages to Iraq via Syria will be shortened nearly 150 kilometers.

Officials target to open the gate to service within 2011.

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