ANKARA (Sputnik) – Nearly 190 miles of the wall have been constructed so far and the remaining part is expected to be built in 2017, Turkish security sources told the Anadolu news service.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry allocated almost 250 million Turkish liras ($88 million) to six border provinces, including Sirnak, Mardin and Gaziantep for construction. The wall along Hatay and Sanliurfa provinces has been mostly completed, according to sources.
Patrols points are planned every 55 yards, in addition to added border guards at checkpoints, and 24-hour surveillance cameras with night vision capability at strategic points.
Ankara has faced multiple calls, including from ally the United States, to seal its porous southern border to cut off transit and fighter routes for Daesh.