Turkey no longer safe transit route for Iranian trucks
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Following the recent attacks on Iranian trucks in Turkey en route to Europe, the transit officials in the Islamic Republic have considered changing the transit routes.
Mohammad Javad Atrchian, an Iranian official with Road Maintenance and Transport Organization, has said that the Islamic Republic will hold a meeting with Georgian and Bulgarian officials to discuss transiting goods by trucks through a new route, IRNA news agency reported.
He further added that a route through Azerbaijan, Poland and Germany is also among alternative paths being reviewed by the officials.
Earlier in June, unknown gunmen attacked two Iranian cargo trailers in Turkey's southeastern region and set fire to the trucks. The incident took place on the Dogubayazit-Van road at night.
Back in August last year, several attacks were carried out against Iranian trucks in Turkey, which left one dead and several injured.