Yazici announces tougher measures at Syrian border
The Customs and Trade Ministry is set to introduce additional security measures at the Syrian border following a bomb attack in Reyhanli a week ago that left 50 people dead. Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said that the borders would be enhanced with new personnel, technology, protective and security equipment such as mobile x-ray machines and more advanced CCTV systems, and the number of sniffing dogs would also increased at border gates. "An extra budget has been allocated for repair and maintenance at the border gates, and more will be spent if necessary. We will have new CCTV systems at the gates in Oncupinar, Akcakale, Karkamis and Yayladagi. The tender process has been completed and installation will begin soon. In addition, the current CCTV system at Cilvegozu will be modernized," Yazici added.