Greece plans fence on Turkish border

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The Independent Online

Greece is considering building a fence along part of its border with Turkey to deter illegal immigrants.

Public Order Minister Christos Papoutsis says the measure would be part of an effort to boost border surveillance in Greece – the busiest transit point for illegal immigrants entering the European Union.

Ministry officials say the proposed fence would cover an eight-mile stretch of border that does not run along the Evros River, meaning there is no natural boundary separating the two countries.