Turkey to Build Walls on Iraq and Iran Borders

The country has so far completed the construction of a 650-kilometer stretch of the wall along the 911-kilometer border with Syria

The Associated Press
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On April 12, 2017, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a referendum meeting in Istanbul.
On April 12, 2017, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a referendum meeting in Istanbul.Credit: Kayhan Ozer, AP/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo
The Associated Press

Turkish President Recep Tayyip says his country plans to build walls along its borders with and , similar to the one currently being erected along the frontier with .

Erdogan said Thursday that has so far completed the construction of a 650-kilometer (403-mile) stretch of the wall along the 911-kilometer border with Syria.

Turkey to boost its security by preventing infiltrations of Kurdish militants and group fighters as well as refugees from Syria.

Erdogan said Turkey aims to build along its entire border with Syria.

He added: "We'll do the same along the Iraqi border and in appropriate places along the Iranian border."

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