Turkey aims to complete the construction of a 911-kilometer wall along the border with Syria by spring 2018, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Some 781 kilometers of the wall – which abuts the southeastern provinces of Hatay, Şanlıurfa, Kilis, Gaziantep, Mardin and Şırnak – has been already completed, making it the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Turkey shares a 911-kilometer (566-mile) border with Syria, a country plagued by civil war since 2011.
The border wall incorporates physical, electronic and advanced technology components.
The physical components include modular concrete walls, patrol routes, manned and unmanned towers and passenger tracks.