“There are plans to open Yayladagi – Kasab border gate at first. Aid sent from there can directly go to areas under Syria government control,” the official said.
The official, who had knowledge of the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity, said another crossing could be opened to help transport aid into Syria’s opposition-held Idlib region.
“Discussions and planning continue to open another gate that will enable sending aid to Idlib and United Nations aid to reach areas completely flattened by the quake,” the official said.
There is currently only one border crossing, at Bab al-Hawa, open between Turkey and the opposition held northwest Syria. It was shut briefly after Monday’s quake, but reopened on Thursday.
The United Nations has described access through Bab al-Hawa as a “lifeline” for some 4 million people who it says relied on humanitarian assistance before the earthquake – and whose needs have only grown since it struck on Monday.