Turkey’s bor­der wall

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

TURKEY is build­ing a wall along its bor­der with Iran. The aim of the bar­rier, sim­i­lar to one built at the bor­der with Syria, is to stem smug­gling and ter­ror­ism.

Ac­cord­ing to Turkey, PKK – a Kur­dish group in­volved in con­flict with the gov­ern­ment – has bases and camps on the Ira­nian side of the bor­der. Turkey is also a traf­fick­ing point for il­le­gal drugs and other con­tra­band be­ing trans­ported be­tween Iran and Europe.

The struc­ture, which is be­ing made out of por­ta­ble blocks, spans two me­tres and is three me­tres high. – teleSUR

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