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330-kilometers: Turkey shut out from Syria and Iraq concrete wall

330-километров: Турция отгородилась от Сирии и Ирака бетонной стенойTurkey has completed the construction of modular concrete wall.

In Turkey over the construction of a concrete wall along the border with Syria and Iraq.

The length of the wall is 330 km.

The wall was built in the framework of measures to ensure the security of Turkey. A further 191 km segment of the southern border created by the fence of barbed wire.

The measures taken over the past year 57 186 prevented attempts of illegal crossing of the state border, with the majority of violations (89,5%) were in the border of Turkey with Syria. 641 424 detained persons, including citizens of 74 countries in the world. The majority of offenders (390 336 people) – Syrians.

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The number of mercenaries trying to join DEAL compared to 2015 declined seven times.

Thanks to the operation “shield of the Euphrates” Turkish-Syrian border has been significantly cleared of terrorists DAASH. After 24 August 2016, when the “Shield of the Euphrates”, the number of attacks from the direction of the Syrian border territories once controlled by terrorists DAASH decreased three times.

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Turkey has long been criticized for its “leaky” border with Syria that allowed extremists and terrorists are relatively free to cross the border and into Turkey and Europe.

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