Turkish Trucks Pass through Israel to Reach the Gulf

(Hurriyet-Turkey) Guven Sak - With the ongoing Syrian crisis, Turkish trucks carrying containers have not been able to get to the Gulf. Iraq was not safe and then Syria became unsafe too. The unrest in Port Said and the continuing security problems in Sinai after the fall of Mubarak did not allow Turkish containers to follow the Iskenderun-Port Said-Sinai-Aqaba route. However, thanks to a private Turkish-Israeli-Jordanian initiative, the Israeli government has allowed Turkish trucks to enter Israel from Haifa and then travel to Jordan. This is a cheaper and safer route. Today, about a hundred trucks a week use this route. The potential is for around 500 trucks per week.

2013-04-03 00:00:00

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