The Islamic State is still seeping through the Syria-Turkey border. (AlMonitor).
The roads from Kilis to Jarablus and Al Rai have been the scenes of some strange events over the past few years. The government, under pressure to control the militants' border access, has been erecting walls at key crossing points. The measures have caused some reduction in this traffic, but not stopped it entirely.
Reading the logs, one gets the impression that the border is sealed against illegal crossings. If you ask the Ankara government, no other country does as much to combat IS as Turkey. The reality is that the border is not sealed, nor is it truly open.
Selim Bayturkmen, who publishes a local newspaper in Kilis, told Al-Monitor that there are fewercrossings than before, although entries via the villages of Cildiroba and Besiriye continue.