Turkey builds wall along Syria border
The wall is set to be two-meters high with barbed wire fences. DHA photo
The Turkish military has started to build a wall alongside the Nusaybin district, bordering Syria, to prevent illegal passing and smugglers, according to Doğan News Agency.
Construction vehicles are currently continuing the work at the border by Nusaybin, which is located right across from Syria’s Qamishli. The wall is set to be two-meters high, and will have barbed wire fencing over it, the report said.
Officials have also been working on lights in the area, trying to provide a better lit environment for patrols, working to check the borders, Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkey has previously announced the construction of a 2.5-kilometer-long wall along the Cilvegözü border gate with Syria to prevent illegal crossing. The Trade and Customs Minister Hayati Yazıcı said protocol with the Turkish Armed Forces has been signed for the construction of the wall.
Turkey has been waging a tough battle against illegal immigration across the borders, as well as increased cases of smuggling, both have been intensified since the conflict broke out in Syria.