World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey is reportedly planning to deploy an extra 50,000 heavily armed police to guard its border crossings and customs in a bid to increase security.
According to Turkey's Haberturk newspaper, professional border guards will also be given special search devices to control incoming and outgoing individuals, vehicles and documents at both crossings and 'specific' police stations.
Robotic vehicles will also be introduced to borders in order to detect instances of attacks potentially targeting Turkish territory as well as illegal crossing of the borders.
Turkey has been facing increasing threats to its borders from fighting in neighboring Syria and Iraq, with fighters often using the country as a transit route between Europe and their battle fronts.
Although Turkey refused to enter the US-led coalition to defeat ISIL rebels in Iraq, fearing for the fate of some 49 Turkish hostages held by ISIL rebels if they did, Turkey did agree to crackdown on foreign fighters travelling through the country.Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2014, 13:37