Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 May / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Turkey has temporarily closed the checkpoint Yayladagy on the border with Syria in the Hatay province, the Minister of Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said, online newspaper Sabah reported on Tuesday.
According to the Minister, Turkey temporarily closes the Yayladagy checkpoint to prevent the departure of criminals behind the terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Reyhanlı.
"It was found that many of the supporters of the Syrian government and those who work for them use the Yayladagy checkpoint for entering and leaving Turkey. Therefore, we have decided to temporarily close it," Yazici said.
Two vehicles packed with explosives blew up near the town hall and industrial area of Hatay.
As a result, 51 people died and 155 were injured. According to the Turkish Interior Ministry, 11 community buildings, 293 residential houses and 450 offices belonging to private firms were seriously damaged and 62 cars destroyed.
On May 17, Turkish Security Forces detained the main suspect behind the terrorist attacks in Reyhanlı in Turkey's Hatay province.
According to the report, the suspect is Mehmet G., a resident of the province of Hatay. Two minibuses that exploded in the Turkish city of Reyhanlı were registered under his name.