Turkey builds new wall along Syria borderHurriyet Daily News January/01/2014
Turkey is building a four-meter high wall along part of its border with Syria to try to stop people from illegally bypassing its checkpoints. The construction in the Karkamış district of southeastern province of Gaziantep will continue for some time, officials said. The wall will span just a fraction of the 900-kilometer border, but highlights Ankara’s growing concern about the spillover of violence from northern Syria.
Turkey has vowed to maintain its “open door” policy to those fleeing the fighting, although it has closed border crossings from time to time following clashes near the frontier.
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