A border wall similar to the "security wall" build on the Syrian border is being built on the Iranian border.
The wall will be built by Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) between Ağrı and Iğdır provinces within a protocol between the Ministry of National Security and TOKİ.
Two meters wide, three meters long blocks weighing seven tons will be used in the construction.
The wall will be built in five stages, the first stage of the 144 kilometers-long wall will be completed by October.
Also a security wall will be built behind the wall for security forces to patrol and 15 walls with bullet-proof glass will be placed along the wall.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had announced in June 2017 that a wall on the Iranian and Iraqi borders was to be built.
A large part of the 911 meters-long wall which Turkey has been building on its Syrian border has been completed.
The wall consists of two meters-wide, three meters-long, 30 centimeters-thick blocks weighing seven tons, making the wall also portable. Also a razor wire barrier has been placed above the wall.
It was built by TOKİ as well.
When the wall is completed, it will be the third longest wall after the Great Wall of China with the length of 3,460 km and Israeli-Palestinian wall of 1,120 km.
There is a 455-km wall on US-Mexican border. One of pledges of US President Donald Trump is to close the whole border with a wall. (YY/DG)
Related bianet News
Wall on Iraqi, Iranian Border To Be Built After Completion of Wall on Syrian Border 02 June 2017President Erdoğan speaking at the 38th Village Head’s Meeting said that after the ...
Housing Development Administration to Entirely Block Syrian Border 28 September 2016TOKİ has taken over the task of putting up the wall from the ...
Wall on Syrian Border to be Completed by End of Year 16 June 2016The concrete wall to be built on a 350-km long section of the ...
HRW: Turkey Should Open Borders to Refugees 20 May 2016Human Rights Watch has urged international organizations and UN not to remain silent ...
HRW: We’re Concerned About Rise in Civilian Deaths 23 December 2015Human Rights Watch Turkey, concerned that the number of civilian deaths during curfews ...
Most Read Today
Support for Jailed Journalist Zehra Doğan from Banksy 16 March 2018
FMs of Iran, Russia, Turkey Meet in Astana 16 March 2018
Erdoğan Addresses EP: Keep Your Advices to Yourselves 16 March 2018