Turkey builds border wall to prevent influx of Afghan refugees

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Ankara [Turkey] September 25 (ANI): In order to limit the potential influx of Afghan refugees, Turkey decided to build a concrete slab 10 feet high.

The move came after some of the refugees fleeing Taliban brutality in Afghanistan attempted to enter Turkey through neighboring Iran, CBS News reported.

“I have no money, I have no food, I have no dresses, nothing,” said an Afghan refugee who entered Turkey without permission.

Meanwhile, more than 2 million Afghans have already taken refuge in neighboring countries of Pakistan and Iran, but those countries have now closed their borders, CBS reported.

Following Pakistan’s closure of the Spin Boldak border, Afghans are dying at the border after Islamabad restricted entry to the key international intersection to only Pakistani or Kandahar ID card holders.

Spin Boldak’s commissioner also told Pajhwok Afghan News that Pakistan’s closure of some of the country’s roads and ports has resulted in more congestion than ever on the Spin Boldak-Chaman route.

Meanwhile, the Taliban are calling on Pakistan to open the border at least for urgent humanitarian reasons.

But Pakistan said it had by far hosted the largest number of Afghan refugees in the two decades of war.

According to figures from Islamabad, the country is currently home to some 1.4 million registered refugees and about 2 million more who are undocumented.

Meanwhile, Afghan refugees are protesting in different parts of the world against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

A few days ago, Afghans living in Germany and India also staged a protest demanding that women’s rights be protected, along with freedom, human rights and civil rights, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.

Earlier on August 15, when the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul, anti-Pakistan protests across the world were organized against Islamabad’s role in helping the Taliban.

Demonstrations took place in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Austria against the

Taliban, denouncing their aggressive advance and their barbaric acts in Afghanistan. Protesters also called for sanctions against Pakistan for their proxy war in Afghanistan. (ANI)


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