Turkey is building a concrete wall topped with barbed wire on the border with Syria to stop the passage of militants. A Sputnik reporter witnessed the construction of the wall and found out whether it will actually be capable of stopping the terrorists.
The construction of the first section of the wall in the town of Kessab, west of Idlib province, Syria is now complete. Construction of the wall has moved to the city of Kamishli in the east. The height of the wall is up to 3 meters, not counting the barbed wire on top of it.
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Turkey’s position towards its southern neighbor has changed dramatically. At first Turkey supported those who believed “Assad must go” and it was adamant to create a buffer zone in Syria.