Turkey builds 700 kilometer long wall on Syrian border

Turkey has finished the construction of a 700-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to block terrorist infiltration into the country, with Defense Minister Fikri Isik saying a similar wall would be built on the border with Iran in the country’s east, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Speaking in parliament, Isik said most of the wall construction had been completed along the 828-kilometer border, Turkey’s longest.

The minister said an “integrated protection” system would be installed along Turkey’s borders as part of security precautions.

As part of the “integrated security” system, lighting, a sensor system and cameras will be installed along the border, the defense minister said, adding that security would also be enhanced by the use of drones and broader surveillance.

Noting that the security system would be put in practice at all borders in time, Isik said wall construction efforts had been started on the Iranian border by the Interior Ministry and that authorities had been considering a variety of options for the Iraqi border.

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