ALEPPO, Syria — The Bab al-Salam border crossing is no longer bustling with hundreds of people and cars waiting to cross from Syria into Turkey. It has become a quiet place after Turkish authorities decided to close it. A few pedestrians and taxis can be found on both sides of the road, while ambulances sometimes rush by from Syria.
On March 9, Turkish authorities closed the Bab al-Salam and Bab al-Hawa border crossings with Syria. Commercial trucks and emergency medical vehicles were exempt.