Türkiye - 2.3.3 Border Crossing of Cobanbey


Cobanbey border crossing is located on the Türkiye-Syria border about 4.4 km south of the city of Elbeyli - Kilis, and north of the Syrian border crossing Al Ra’ee. 

Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Türkiye: COBANBEY  

Syria: Al Ra’ee 

Province or District 


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Elbeyli 

Distance in 4.4 km 


36° 38' 13" N 


37° 28' 32" E 

Managing Authority / Agency 

Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade 

Contact Person 

Savas Koc 

Manager of the Cobanbey border crossing  

Tel: 0 (348)782 2275 


Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Gaziantep Oğuzeli Airport 

Distance 43km 

Truck Travel Time: 1:15 hrs 

Car Travel time: 00:50 hrs 

Nearest Port 

Name: Iskenderun Port 

Distance in 185 km 

Truck Travel Time: 3:30 hrs 

Car Travel time: 2:45 hrs 

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

Name Elbeyli 

Distance in 4.4 km 

Truck Travel Time: 00:10 hrs 

Car Travel time: 00:10 hrs 


Hours of Operation 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 

National Holidays 



Seasonal Constraints  



Daily Capacity 

Customs Clearance 

As of July 2023, the current customs procedure for Humanitarian Cargo is processed as commercial practice and has no consideration for humanitarian cargo in Türkiye.  

  1. When purchased in Türkiye, the seller declares the items as export. 

  1. All transit cargo requires a commercial invoice for customs purposes, and this allows the clearing/forwarding agent to act as cargo owner (consignee not agent of the consignee). 

The implication of these processes is that no Customs declaration document exists in the name of the cargo owner (humanitarian actor). 

For more information on customs in Türkiye, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.   

Other Relevant Information 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List



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