Ibrahim Khalil crossing to Turkey reopens

Commercial traffic to and from Iraq’s main border crossing with Turkey has restarted, after nearly a month of disruptions affected fuel and power supplies in Kurdistan.
Ibrahim Khalil crossing to Turkey reopens
A soldier monitors trucks crossing at Ibrahim Khalil border gate between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey on Feb. 26, 2008. (CEERWAN AZIZ/Reuters)

ERBIL - Iraq’s main crossing with Turkey reopened yesterday after 22 days of closures that choked off commerce and left thousands of trucks and people stranded at both sides of the border.

So far, the border remains closed to people, and has been opened only for a restricted number of cargo trucks, after a visit to the border on Monday by Turkey’s Minister for Trade and Customs.

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