Türkiye - 2.3.4 Border Crossing of Habur 


Habur is a border crossing point between Türkiye and Iraq. It is also called (Khabur Gate). Before the control point and gate, there is a bridge crossing the Khabur River, which forms the natural border between Iraq and Türkiye. The crossing is located to the south of the town of Silopi. 

Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Türkiye: Habur 
Iraq: Ibrahim Khalil border crossing 

Province or District 

 Silopi District in the Şırnak Province 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Silopi 

Distance in 15 km 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade 

Contact Person 

+90 486 528 70 12


Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Sirnak Serafettin Elci Airport 

Distance in 64 km 

Truck Travel Time: 7:30hrs 

Car Travel time: 6:00hrs 

Nearest Port 

Name Iskenderun Port 

Distance in 720 km 

Truck Travel Time: 10:00hrs 

Car Travel time: 9:30hrs 

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

Name: Silopi 

Distance in 15 km 

Truck Travel Time: 00:20 hrs 

Car Travel time: 00:20 hrs 

Other Information 


Please provide additional details of this route if relevant, such as information about whether there are fuelling stations or weighing bridges en route. 


Hours of Operation 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 


24 Hours 

National Holidays 



Seasonal Constraints  



Daily Capacity 

Habur border crossing is among the busiest border checkpoints in the world and Türkiye’s largest gateway to the Middle East - the Habur border checkpoint, has a total of 2,200 entry-exit capacity per day. 

Customs Clearance 

  • There is free passage for the Turkish/Iraqi trucks for entering/loading. 

  • Customs clearance formalities can be done fully in Silopi customs point. For ‘In Transit’ cargo, it is recommended that the declaration to be conducted at the loading point and move to the border for inspection. 

  •  The average stoppage time for trucks is from 48: 36 hours.  

  • Habur border crossing is the only crossing border between the two countries for commercial & humanitarian trucks.  

  • The parking area capacity -that is located before the crossing border to avoid any congestion -   is 2500 trucks.  

  • The inspection inside Habur border crossing is done by X-Ray & physical inspection.  

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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