Posted 19.03.2012 08:50:10 UTC
Updated 19.03.2012 08:50:10 UTC
Replying to questions posed by newsmen in Elazığ, Yazıcı said that there had been a slow down in arrivals and departures through the Akçakale, Kardkamış, Öncüpınar and Cilvegözü border gates because of the latest developments in Syria.
He said that the recall of Turkey's missions in Syria did not mean that the border gates were going to be shut down.
He did say that trade activities via Syria tailed off but still continued, though at idle mode.