Turkey names new border crossing with Syria’s Afrin ‘Kumlu’
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
A new border crossing with northwestern Syria’s Afrin region will be named the “Kumlu Border Crossing,” with Turkish authorities aiming to use it to deliver humanitarian aid, according to an official source.
The source also said the construction of the gate had already begun, adding that necessary approvals were made for the setup of the border crossing, which would become operational within a short time.
The gate would speed up the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afrin and meet the infrastructure needs of the region, Tüfenkci said, also noting that it would contribute to the promotion of trade in the region.
The village is located near Jinderes, Afrin, which was captured by the Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army fighters during ‘Operation Olive Branch,’ which was launched on Jan. 20 to clear People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the area.
It will also facilitate the transportation between Hatay and Afrin and contribute to security in the region, according to Turkish authorities.