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Turkey bolsters border against Afghan refugees

Turkey is expecting refugees to arrive from war-torn Afghanistan via Iran and is increasing border security as a result, according to Turkish media.
A part of Turkey’s newly completed border wall is seen on the Turkey-Iran border on July 10, 2021, in Caldiran, Turkey.

Turkey is strengthening its eastern border with Iran due to the possibility of more migration from Afghanistan into Turkey via Iran.

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Turkey is sending troops to its border with Iran to stop a potential wave of Afghans seeking to enter. Irregular migration from Afghanistan to Turkey via Iran is already increasing as people who fled the war weeks ago finish the journey through Iran, according to the outlet.

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