Turkey to build wall on border with Iran


Turkey is planning to build a wall along the Turkish-Iranian border as part of measures against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Hurriyet Daily News cited a high-level official on Monday.

An official said Turkey is going to build a 70-km wall along the border near eastern Agri Province and Igdir Province, and will also close the rest of border with lights, towers and iron fences.

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According to the official, the PKK has several camps with 800 to 1,000 militants inside Iran territory near the Turkish border.

The official added that the outlawed PKK members, occasionally enter Turkey, carrying out attacks.

“Turkey is building a 900-km wall along the Syrian border to prevent refugees and outlawed militants from entering the country, and the first 556 km phase was completed in April,” the official said.

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