Thursday, January 02, 2014

That Damn Wall, Again. Oh. Sorry.

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.

Thanks to IMRA.

1 comment:

mrzee said...

Turkey and Syria have an old border dispute going back about 75 years (The Hatay region). I wonder in the wall will be on "disputed territory".

Perhaps the ICJ would like to rule on the legality of this.