NUSAYBIN, Turkey, Nov. 2 (UPI) --
A woman has joined the mayor of Nusaybin, a border town in southeast Turkey, in a hunger strike against the building of a wall along the city's border.
Mayor Ayse Gokkan, along with a group of supporters, began the hunger strike Thursday, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Construction began about a month ago on the 1.5-mile wall, intended to prevent illegal crossings and smuggling.
Gokkan was briefly hospitalized Friday after feeling unwell, but continued her hunger strike despite the medical intervention.
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