Is Turkey Considering a Wall Along the Armenia Border?

A 3-meter-high and 2-meter-wide wall sits along the Turkish-Syrian border on Aug. 13, 2015, as taken from Hatay, Turkey. (Photo: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A 3-meter-high and 2-meter-wide wall sits along the Turkish-Syrian border on Aug. 13, 2015, as taken from Hatay, Turkey. (Photo: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A 3-meter-high and 2-meter-wide wall sits along the Turkish-Syrian border on Aug. 13, 2015, as taken from Hatay, Turkey. (Photo: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

YEREVAN (PanArmenian.net)—Various media reports suggest Turkey is going to erect walls on borders with Armenia and Iran.

A similar fence, which measures three meters high and has barbed wires on top, is currently being built on the border with Syria, Ermenihaber.am reports.

According to local media, Turkey is fencing its borders in the framework of the fight against terrorism and smuggling.

The concrete wall being built to stop illegal crossings along the length of Turkey’s 900-km border with Syria will be finished by the end of February, a Turkish official was quoted as saying earlier.

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  1. vartan said:

    there is no border for us it is ARMENIA. WALL , NO WALL , THAT IS OUR WESTERN ARMENIA. THEY LIKE IT OR NOT . ONE DAY IT WILL JOIN TO OUR YEREVAN , PERIOD.

  2. hye said:

    Maybe armenian government officials will learn how easy it is to do a construction of 900 miles fence, and finally attempt to provide housing to people of Gyumri that lost their homes 28 YEARS AGO. On the other hand Armenian officials could do what they have been doing since 1991: sale the country, and empty the population(it is more profitable for them)

  3. Stepan said:

    If the Turks want to build a wall, then I would suggest they use the Wilsonian award as the border. They will save us the time. They have tried to destroy our historic right to western Armenia with genocide, historical distortions, monument destruction and waiting for assimilation to make succeeding generations forget…..all have miserably failed!!!! We are stronger today and we teach our children the truth. A wall would be another feeble attempt to satisfy their insecurity on the land they stole!

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