Due to the war, the border train stops were stopped: Akçakale-Karkamış train service was stopped due to the civil war in Syria. Railroad personnel were sent to the country by road.
Syria, bordering Turkey, the PKK control of Kobani district in Syria extension PYD has intensified clashes between PYD accepted by Isidor terrorist organization. Due to violent clashes, many Syrians collapsed into the border. Security forces sent a letter to the Governorship of Sanliurfa to end the transportation in the railways. In the article sent to the governor's office, it was requested to stop the train service between Akşale-Karkamış, where clashes between PYD and ISIS took place. Upon the arrival of the letter to the State Railways Branch, the freight train from Mardin was stopped at Akçakale station. Railroad staff will be shipped to the country by road. It is not known when train starts.