Bor­der re­stric­tions

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ANKARA: The Turk­ish gov­ern­ment is lim­it­ing the move­ment of non- hu­man­i­tar­ian goods along its 150km bor­der with the Syr­ian prov­ince of Idlib, where ji­hadists linked to a for­mer al-Qaeda af­fil­i­ate have taken con­trol, Prime Min­is­ter Bi­nali Yildirim said.

It fol­lows Turkey’s cus­toms min­is­ter say­ing the Syr­ian side was con­trolled by a “ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion”. Pres­i­dent Tayyip Er­do­gan said the bor­der cross­ing would be kept open for hu­man­i­tar­ian aid, but weapons would not be al­lowed across.

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