Trade: Turkey-Israel, ro-ro trips Iskenderun-Haifa begin

20 November, 11:56

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, NOVEMBER 20 - Ro-ro trips from southern Turkish port of Iskenderun to the Israeli city of Haifa began on Tuesday. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the beginning of the service, Deputy Governor of Hatay province, Orhan Mardinli stated that the Cilvegozu Border Gate was shut down due to the developments in Syria. "Truck drivers experienced great difficulty after the Cilvegozu Border Gate was closed. Ro-ro trips between Iskenderun and Haifa began in order to alleviate the difficulties of Turkish truck drivers," Mardinli also said.

The southern province of Hatay ranks second in Turkey after Istanbul with the most number of trucks as Anatolia news agency reports. (ANSAmed).


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