Sensing the nation’s mood, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to put a “complete stop” to irregular migrant crossings.
A 243-kilometre (151-mile) concrete wall, topped with barbed wire and surrounded by trenches, is being erected along its 534-kilometre frontier with Iran.
Turkish officials told AFP that 156 kilometres have already been built, greatly limiting migrant flows. …
Until 2013, Turkey resettled Afghans in third countries, mostly in Europe and refugee-friendly places such as Canada.
That practise ended when EU member states declared Afghanistan safe because of the NATO presence.
hat-tip Stephen Neil