Turkey says taking necessary measures along border with Syria's Idlib

ByREUTERS
August 11, 2017 14:33




Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit:JPOST STAFF)

ANKARA - Turkey is taking necessary measures along its 150 km (90 mile) border with the Syrian province of Idlib, where jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate have taken control, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.

Yildirim was speaking a day after Turkey's customs minister said Turkish authorities will limit movement of non-humanitarian goods at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing into Idlib because the Syrian side is controlled by a "terrorist organization."

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the border crossing would be kept open for humanitarian aid but weapons would not be allowed across.

Related Content
Breaking news
August 19, 2017
Trump pledges full support to Spain

By REUTERS