Turkey completes half of wall on Iranian border

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A photograph, taken from Hatay's Reyhanli district located in Turkish side of the Syrian border, shows a general view of Atmeh town in rural areas of Idlib, on October 14, 2017. Cem Genco / Anadolu Agency

Turkey has completed construction of half of a 144-kilometer-long wall along its border with Iran in order to stop illegal crossings, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

Ergün Turan, chairman of the Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI), said they would complete the rest of the wall in the first half of 2018.

Fifteen border gates will also be built along the wall, a three-meter-high barrier with portable blocks.

TOKİ also constructed a 688-kilometer-long wall on the border between Turkey and Syria.

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