Fence to deter immigrants

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The Independent Online

Work will start next month on a six-mile fence topped with razor wire on Greece's border with Turkey to deter illegal immigration.

Greece said the fence is expected to be finished by September, and will cost more than €3m. The site is the busiest crossing point for illegal immigrants entering the EU and will stretch between the villages of Kastanies and Nea Vyssa in the Evros border region.

The 13ft-high structure will also be fitted with fixed night-vision cameras.