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Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria

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  1. KediKesenFare

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    Turkey completes 556-Km border wall with Syria

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    Turkey has completed a 556-kilometre wall along its border with Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter feed.

    The wall was designed as a security measure and is made of concrete blocks. Photos from the ministry show the tops of the blocks are covered in barbed wire and there are guard towers placed at intervals.

    The project was done in cooperation with TOKI, the state-run public housing body. The body said the wall is about three metres high.

    The full length of the border is 911 kilometres.

    In the first years of the Syrian civil war, fighters, including many who joined jihadist organizations such as Islamic State, were able to cross the porous border into Syria.

    Islamic State has since been driven away from the border by a Turkish land operation inside Syria.

    Turkey remains concerned by Kurdish authorities who control most of the border on the Syrian side, though these forces work with the United States in the war against Islamic State.

    Human rights groups have expressed concerns that Turkey's increased security on the border prevents refugees from fleeing Syria. There have been reports of Syrians being shot while trying to flee the war-torn country.

    Turkey hosts more than 2 million Syrian refugees and hundreds of thousands from Iraq and other countries.

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    The Syrian town of Meidan Ekbis is seen behind the Turkish border wall on the Turkey/Syria border on March 2, 2017 in Kilis, Turkey. The military exercises were held to display the new border wall and new security measures such as thermal scanning and patrols by the new Tactical Armoured Reconnaissance vehicles (Kobra-2) that are being used to tighten Turkey's border. The government announced this week that more than half of the 511-kilometer wall has been completed.
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    Syria is seen through a high powered scope situated on a tower at a 1st Border Regiment Command outpost during military drills on the Turkey/Syria border on March 2, 2017 in Kilis, Turkey. The military exercises were held to display the new border wall and new security measures such as thermal scanning and patrols by the new Tactical Armoured Reconnaissance vehicles (Kobra-2) that are being used to tighten Turkey's border. The government announced this week that more than half of the 511-kilometer wall has been completed.

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    Good news but 4 years late !
     
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    They have every right to secure their border from Daesh but plz also allow poor syrians to enter turkey who just want a peaceful life.
     
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    Ironically, this is great news for Rojava. :D
     
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    Dont worry the gates for tanks are still there, it just stops the terrorists. :)

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    Um, doesn't that make it a bullseye? It kinda destroys the surprise element lol. :-/
     
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    You think Turkey needs surprise element? If Turkey decides to take action then ypg wont come closer than 30km to Turkish border in the first place, and the tanks wont roll out before howitzers and airfoce cleaned the area beforehand.
     
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    I think we both agree that it's America that's preventing the Turks from doing what you just said.

    Too many American military bases in Rojava right now, so the wall probably doesn't matter anyway.
     
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    Trump should learn from Erdogan ...
     
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    Thats exactly the case here.
    And yes the wall matters, north syria is future pkk base, better be prepared than sorry.
     
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    I wish we have same wall with Iran and Afghanistan but with Iran if we build a wall like this then the life of poor depriving Iranian sunnis will become far more difficult then what it is today
     
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    Double time it !