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Mine Action in Turkey

by Gürkan Keskin Colonel TUR A (ret), Managing Director NRG Industrial

Issue 59

History and Current Status

Landmines were laid along the borders and certain areas outside the borders  from 1955 until 1998. These land mines were generally laid along the borders to prevent illegal migration or smuggling activities or for security reasons. The landmines are only located in Armenian, Azerbaijan, Iranian, Iraq and Syrian Borders. Turkey’s western borders with Greece and Bulgaria, as well as the border with Georgia, however, are mine-free. 

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