August 23 2021 Turkey is adding a three-meter-high fence along its border to strengthen border security measures against the influx of Afghan refugees, Iran’s English-language news television reported. Iranian media say the refugees may try to escape Taliban control and try to enter Turkey.
It is reported that Turkey will be in some border areas to add a 3 meters high wall, the length of 64 kilometers. Turkey began building a border wall in 2017 to stem the influx of refugees. In addition to the fence, ditches, power grids and round-the-clock security patrols will be arranged, covering approximately 560 kilometres of the remaining border areas.
Iranian media say the story could be repeated in the face of Afghan refugees after Turkey, which had previously taken in some 3 million Syrian refugees. “We want to show the world that our borders are impassable,” said Bilmez, the governor of Van province in eastern Turkey, which borders Iran. (Overseas Net Wang Shanning)