Turkey's border wall with Iran: Erdogan seeks to block new arrivals of Afghan refugees

published 1 week ago by France 24

Fearing a new refugee crisis, Turkey is beefing up its border wall with Iran to block Afghan refugees from entering the country. Scores of civilians fleeing the Taliban regime are escaping to Iran, where they're making the weeks-long journey to the Turkish border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 300,000 Afghans have already arrived, and he's determined not to let any more in. Our correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya, Ludovic de Foucaud and Hussein Asad report from Van, on the Turkish-Iranian border.

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