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Ibrahim Khalil is a border crossing point between Iraq and Turkey through KRI. Before the control point and gate there's a bridge crossing the Khabur river, which's forms the natural border between Iraq and Turkey. The crossing is located to the north of the town of Zakho form Iraqi said and south of the town of Silopi form Turkish side. Ibrahim Khalil is one of the most important border gates in Iraq and KRI as it is one of the critical points connecting Iraq/KRI with Europe through Turkey.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Iraq: Ibrahim Khalil

Turkey: Habour

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Zakho (11 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

KRG of Iraq, Ministry of Interior, Border Port Authority.

KRG of Iraq, Ministry of Finance, Directorate of Customs.

Contact Person

Mr. Hamid Ali


, Border Manager

Mr. Frsat Ali


, Customs Manager - 009647504457628

Mr. Nezar Ali Ahmed


, Deputy Border Manager - / 009647504670033

Dr. Muafaq Suleiman


, Quality Control Manager at New Standard Company -


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Erbil International Airport (209 km)

Truck Travel Time:4 hrs

Car Travel time:2 hrs, 44 min

Nearest Port

Umm Qasr Port (1091 km)

Truck Travel Time:48 hrs – 72 hrs

Car Travel time:13 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Zakho (11 km)

Truck Travel Time:20 hrs

Car Travel time:0hrs:11 min

Other Information

Multiple fuel stations are available on the road.

Hours of Operation


24 hours/3 shifts


24 hours/3 shifts


24 hours/3 shifts


24 hours/3 shifts


24 hours/3 shifts (only when paperwork is already processed)


24 hours/3 shifts (only when paperwork is already processed)


24 hours/3 shifts

National Holidays

24 hours/3 shifts (only when paperwork is already processed)

Seasonal Constraints


Border Crossing Picture

Daily Capacity