Turkey deploying troops and armored vehicles to border

The Turkish Republic decided to strengthen security measures at the border with armored vehicles and additional units.

5 October 2016 16:31

Turkish Armed Forces are setting mobile surveillance systems and reinforce the border with tanks, armored personnel carriers and additional divisions of troops, according to the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, as cited by Anadolu agency.

Reoprtedly, these measures are intended to strengthen the response to the increasing number of incidents at the Turkish border.

Moreover, the so-called "physical protection systems" on the border with Syria, Iraq and Iran is being developed in Turkey. Such a system would enable to monitor the border 24 hours a day without the intervention of border troops.

Over the first 9 months of 2016, 33,327 incidents occurred at the Turkish border. Turkish Security Forces detained 299 612 persons who tried to cross the Turkish border illegally.

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