BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – Turkey completed construction on the massive wall they built along the Syrian border, Turkish officials announced on Saturday.
According to the Turkish officials, the new wall is stretches an estimated 764 kilometers (475 miles) along the Syrian-Turkish border.
Since Syria and Turkey share a 911 km border, this wall will completely seal off the provinces of Gaziantep, Kilis, Hatay, Mardin, Sirnak, and Sanliurfa.
The wall was constructed due to Turkey’s security concerns across the vast Syrian border; it has replaced the previous fences that were used to separate their country from Syria.
The physical layer includes modular concrete walls, patrol routes, manned and unmanned towers and passenger tracks.
Modular walls are being erected along the Turkish-Syrian borderline with seven-ton mobile blocks, two meters wide and three meters high. The blocks have also been topped with a one-meter-high razor wire.