Turkey to close all Syrian border gates-minister on tv

July 25, 2012 08:46

ISTANBUL - Turkey's border gates with Syria are to be closed on Wednesday, Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici was reported as saying by broadcaster NTV.

The move comes after Syrian rebels seized control of several border gates along the frontier with Turkey in their 16-month-old uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. The decision to close the gates could not immediately be confirmed.

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