The report says the large number of refugees and overloading at the Akçakale border gate has resulted in inadequate passport controls and baggage checks. It is also noted that because the modernization of Akçakale gate has not yet been completed, should there be a large mob of refugees at the border, Turkish border staff will face serious security problems.
The press secretary of the Şanlıurfa Governorate told Today's Zaman that a press release about the details of the report will be made by officials in the coming days.
Members of Syria's Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) -- are taking advantage of the conditions at Akçakale border gate to conduct organized activities, the Şanlıurfa Governorate reported. In addition, Syrian intelligence service (el-Muhaberat) spies are using the opportunity to cross the border to both gather intelligence and create domestic turbulences in Turkey, the report said.
The report also states that there are tensions between Kurdish citizens and some members of the Syrian opposition who are being treated in hospitals in the city center and other districts in Şanlıurfa. Parallel to the increasing number of Syrians in the city center, there has been an increase in crimes, creating social unrest in Şanlıurfa.