Istanbul Turkey announced today that it will raise the degree of control on its borders with Iran to prevent irregular migrants from entering the country.
“The Authorities have sent security reinforcements to the borders after the recent developments in Afghanistan,” said the mayor of Van, Mohamed Amine Belmez.
He said in a press statement: “We have strengthened procedures at the borders and are doing our best to make our country’s borders secure.”
He added, “We use the best technologies to monitor the borders, and 103 optical towers have been built along the border strip.”
Belmez explained that the border area is equipped with thermal cameras, sensors and radars.
He pointed out that the border wall line will extend from the state of Van, through Dogobayazit in the state of Agri, until it reaches the city of Yuksekova in Hakkari, in the eastern region of the country.
The Turkish state of Van also announced that the border wall and smart watchtowers on the border provide the highest levels of security for Turkey thanks to the latest technologies.
Earlier today, Monday, the spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Interior, Ismail Catakli, announced that 94,915 irregular migrants had been arrested since the beginning of this year, while trying to enter the country illegally.
Gatakli reported that the authorities had arrested 40098 Afghan immigrants who had entered the country by irregular means since the beginning of 2021.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency