MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey is building 21 bulletproof and portable watchtowers on the border with Syria where part of the wall, separating the two countries, has already been constructed, Yeni Safak newspaper reported Friday.
The watchtowers will be placed at a certain interval on the border line, the media said.
The five-floor watchtowers will be equipped with all necessary facilities that troops stationed there might require, the daily added.
The windows of the watchtowers will be bulletproof and their walls will be fortified to withstand explosions, according to the media outlet.
Turkey is also building a wall on its borders with Iran and Iraq, citing the threat from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered by Ankara a terrorist organization. Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish pro-independence PKK escalated in 2015, after a three-year ceasefire between the two sides collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members, prompting Ankara to launch a military operation in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern regions.