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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-05-24

Turkey will build a 2.5-kilometre wall along its border with Syria to prevent illegal crossings, officials announced Thursday. The Cilvegözü checkpoint lies less than 10 kilometres from where a twin bomb attack killed 51 people on May 11.

Turkey will build a 2.5-kilometre-long wall along the Cilvegözü post on the border with Syria to prevent illegal crossings, Trade and Customs Minister Hayati Yazıcı announced Thursday. The border crossing lies less than 10 kilometres from Reyhanlı town center, where a twin bomb attack killed 51 people and wounded more than 100 on May 11.

A protocol with the Turkish Armed Forces has already been signed for the construction of the wall, Yazıcı said.

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Date created : 2013-05-24

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