Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Motor vehicles entering Turkey will be scanned at the border checkpoints, the news agency Anadolu quoted Turkey's Customs and Trade Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying Oct. 31.
The minister said the new system for checking the motor vehicles is being introduced to improve the border checkpoint's work.
Turkey introduced a system for scanning freight trains in May 2014. This system was first launched in the Van province, which is located on the country's border with Iran.
The system for scanning of freight trains functioned in a test mode for a year.
Earlier, the ex-minister of customs and trade, Hayati Yazici said the new scanning system costs 3 million euros, and, among other things, it is also able to detect radioactive elements.
It is expected that by late 2014, Turkey will also upgrade a number of border checkpoints.
In 2013, Turkey upgraded 8 checkpoints, spending 265.2 million Turkish liras (about $120 million). This year, Turkey plans to upgrade 5 more checkpoints. Overall, there are 22 checkpoints in the country.
The official exchange rate on Oct. 31 is 2.2211 TL/USD.
Edited by SI