ANKARA, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey declared it will open the Hatay border with Syria during the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast for Syrians in Turkey to return home, the local Dogan News Agency said Wednesday.
The border opening will be restricted to Cilvegozu, the southern city of Hatay, located close to the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The border will open from June 30 until July 5, the first day of the feast during which Muslims celebrate the end of their fast following the holy month of Ramadan, according to the report.
Only Syrians in Turkey with a valid passport and those who registered in state-run refugee agencies will be permitted through into Syria.
Last year, 13,000 Syrians in Turkey traveled home during the feast.
Cilvegozu has recently closed its borders with Syria since armed conflict escalated in southern Syria.