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Turkey removing 80,000 landmines from its border with Iran


 

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(i24 News) It is one of the largest ongoing demining operations in the world.

Turkey began clearing more than 80,000 anti-personnel mines on its border with Iran, one of the largest ongoing demining operations in the world, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said on Wednesday.

The project provides for the clean-up of anti-personnel mines placed "on the eastern border of Turkey between 1953 and 1996 to prevent illegal crossings and smuggling, as well as to ensure their security," said Faik Uyanik, director of communications for UNDP in Turkey.

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Published: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2021

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