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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Turkey to build walls along borders with Iraq and Iran

Turkey plans to build walls along its borders with Iraq and Iran, similar to that currently being erected along the frontier with Syria, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced.

Mr Erdogan said Turkey has so far completed the construction of a 403-mile stretch of wall along its 566-mile border with Syria.

Turkey began building the wall in 2014 to boost its security by preventing infiltrations by Kurdish militants and Islamic State group fighters as well as refugees from Syria.

Mr 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."

Press Association

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