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Turkey Begins Removing 83,000 Landmines on Its Border With Iran

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As part of a two-year project funded by the European Union, Turkey has begun to remove an estimated 83,000 landmines planted along its eastern border with neighboring Iran. The project, valued at €18.6 million (about $21.5 million), will clear 4.2 million square meters of the borderland of those tens of thousands of mines. Once it is complete, more land will be accessible for farming. The project is being carried out in partnership with the Turkish Mine Action Center. On the ground, 175 deminers and 16 mine detection dogs are working across four Turkish provinces to remove these mines. As a…

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