Iran closes key crossing with Turkey
TAHRAN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoIran says it has closed its biggest ground crossing with Turkey in the wake of a series of violent attacks on Iranian vehicles.
“The Gürbulak-Bazargan crossing has been unilaterally closed in the direction from Iran to Turkey,” Iranian Road and Urban Planning Deputy Minister Davud Keşaverziyan said in a written statement on Aug 12, citing an attack on an Iranian truck in Turkish territories.
Keşaverziyan said the closing was decided upon Turkey’s request and the door was still open from Turkey to Iran.
Keşaverziyan has met with Turkish Ambassador to Iran Rıza Hakan Tekin on a series of recent violent attacks on Iranian vehicles, he added.