In the East began construction of the concrete barriers on the Iran-Turkish border. August 8, the construction site was visited by the Governor of the border province of Agra Suleiman’ban.
The fence consists of mobile units with a height of three meters and two meters wide. The mass of each such block – seven tons. It is planned to block 144 of 500 kilometers of the border.
Authorities claim that the purpose of this measure is to prevent the penetration into Turkish territory the militants of the Kurdistan workers party. This group recognized as a terrorist not only by Turkey but also the United States and the European Union.
In February 2017 was completed the construction of the «security fence» on the 290-kilometer stretch of the Turkish-Syrian border. This construction is also due to the need of protection from terrorists.