The Sarziri border crossing between the Kurdistan region and Turkey resumed its work, Saturday, nearly a year after it was closed as part of measures to combat Coronavirus.
The border crossing is located in the Dohuk governorate in the Kurdistan Region, and in the district of Gokurga in Hakkari in southeastern Turkey.
On Saturday, the mayor of Gokurga, Hasan Qurt, made an inspection visit to the crossing, accompanied by the mayor of Ansar Dundar, and the director of security, Fatih Ajar, according to Anadolu Agency.
In a speech during the visit, Qurt said that the crossing, which is called "Uzumlu" from the Turkish side, was closed on March 3, 2020, according to a circular from the Ministry of the Interior due to the Corona epidemic.
He pointed out that the crossing was effectively opened today.
He stressed that the border crossing is of economic and social importance for the Turkish and Iraqi peoples.