Turkey's borders protected by 50,000 soldiers

Turkey's borders are protected by 51,107 soldiers in 317 guardhouses.

Turkey's borders protected by 50,000 soldiers

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's borders are protected by 51,107 soldiers, according to a written statement published on the website of the General Staff on Monday.

According to the statement, Turkey's borders are protected by 317 posts of border police. The General Staff stated that Turkey's land borders were 2,949 kilometres long and sea borders were 8,333 kilometers long.

Turkey has become increasingly concerned about the fallout of the Syrian civil war and has moved to tighten security along the frontier.

In the worst example of the spillover into Turkey, 52 people were killed when twin car bombs ripped through the border town of Reyhanli in May. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 17:03
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