Joint project with EU, UNDP to clear 80,000 mines in eastern Turkey

More than 80,000 land mines located on the border with Iran in eastern Turkey will be cleared as part of a joint project prepared by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The project to clear antipersonnel mines stretching over an area of 4.2 million square meters of land (1,037 acres) will start Wednesday, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

The 18.6 million euro ($21.7 million) project, funded by the EU and carried out by the UNDP and the Turkish Mine Action Center (TURMAC – MAFAM), covers the area near the Turkey-Iran border.

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Source: Daily Sabah