Friday, September 2, 2016

Turkey is building concrete wall on Syrian border for security reasons

(Ankara) It has been reported that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will erect a 4-km (2.4 miles) leg of the concrete wall west of the Mursitpinar border crossing in Suruc and a one-km (0.621 miles) section east of Mursitpinar.

Abdullah Ciftci, the district governor of Suruc in the south eastern Sanliurfa province, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday:
"Our border will be more secure with this 3.60-meter-high wall with barbed wire."
He said the wall will help to provide more modern border security with its wires and watchtowers.
The security of Turkey’s borders became very important due to the presence of the PYD/PKK and Daesh near its border. Tightening border security with Syria has taken on more significance for the security of both our country and the world, Turkey does not occupy the territory of any country. This wall is being erected for our own security as well as the security of neighbouring countries.
This is on top of the 36.5 kilometer wall along its border with Syria it completed last year.