Sat, 27 Nov 2021

ISTANBUL, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has so far built a 1,005-km-long border wall along eastern and southern borderlines to curb illegal entries into its territories, the state-run Anadolu agency said on Tuesday.

The figure indicated that 34 percent of the country's borderlines with Iraq, Iran, and Syria were covered with the wall as of September, according to the news agency.

The border wall and fence constructions reportedly continue in the 238-km-long section on the Iranian border and the 33-km-long part of the Iraqi border.

Turkey, a key transit point for illegal immigrants seeking to reach Europe, hosts more than 4 million refugees, including 3.7 million Syrians and around half a million migrants of other nationalities, such as Iraqis and Iranians.

Additionally, the country has been witnessing an increased influx of Afghan refugees from its Iranian border after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier said there are 300,000 undocumented Afghan migrants in the country.

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