Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 1, 2017. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Turkey has completed more than half of a 144 kilometer wall on its border with Iran and will finish it next spring, the firm building the barrier said, as Ankara secures its frontiers from smuggling, illegal immigration and militant infiltration.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last year that Turkey would build walls along its border with Iraq and part of the border with Iran similar to the nearly completed one on its longest border, with Syria.Since the construction of the wall along the Syrian border, militants from Daesh (ISIS) and other groups have also tried to use smuggling routes through Iran into Turkey, they said.Overall, Ergun said he expected TOKI to build between 60,000 and 65,000 housing units in Turkey this year.
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