Turkey to build up Syrian border security with fence, moat

Ankara is planning to build up border security with Syria with physical obstacles for the passage of people, goods and weapons. “What is important in the face of Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIL) is to block the terrorists’ transit points and to have physical obstacles to this,” Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç told reporters Wednesday night. He was talking about flying surveillance balloons, building a two-fenced border system along the 500km border fitted with video cameras for relaying live images to regional situation rooms, and a moat

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