World Security Report2015-12-21 09:51:30

Comprehensive border security units to be set up, Turkish interior minister says

The Turkish government is going to set up new comprehensive border security unit encompassing territorial security, coast guard and customs security, the Turkish interior minister said at Anadolu Agency offices in Ankara.

Efkan Ala spoke at Anadolu Agency on Thursday but as the first part of a closed meeting.

He announced the creation of a new comprehensive border security unit called "professional armed border security unit", which will be run by civil authorities instead of the army.

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