Bulgaria’s new fence at Turkish border ‘to be like Berlin Wall’

Written by on February 1, 2015 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Bulgaria’s new fence at Turkish border ‘to be like Berlin Wall’

The new 82km fence that Bulgaria plans to build at its border with Turkey will be higher, wider and well dug into the ground, nothing like the temporary fence built earlier, but will be “like the Berlin Wall”.

This is according to a report by daily Sega, which said that the new fence would cost about 90 million leva (about 45 million euro), adding – as reported previously – that the fence would be built without calling a tender.

Intended as a measure against illegal migration, given that the Turkish border is the main crossing point for migrants trying to reach Western Europe via Bulgaria, the new fence will be built between the Kapitan Andreevo and Lesovo border checkpoints.

The report said that currently, illegal migrants easily got past the fence, either by digging beneath it or throwing a rug over it.

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