Tehran welcomes Turkey’s planned border 'security wall’Staff Writer | May 16, 2017
A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomed Turkish plans to build a “security wall” along the Turkish-Iranian border.
Borders The 144-kilometer wall
He added that the Turkish authorities had already informed him about the issue, going on to stress that the planned wall would be erected on the Turkish side of the border.
“Border security is an important issue for both us and the Turks,” Ghasemi asserted.
Last week, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said construction of the planned border wall was not aimed at Iran but rather was intended to improve regional security.
Ergun Turan, head of Turkish state-owned housing agency TOKI, has said that tenders for construction of the 144-kilometer wall had been completed, adding that the project’s first phase would begin in October. ■