Nice and Ankara: Sofia Reacting to Crises

Written by on July 16, 2016 in Bulgaria - No comments

The government of Bulgaria has reacted to the attempted military coup in Ankara by saying the situation in neighbouring Turkey was monitored around the clock. President Plevneliev said in a statement, stability and peace in Turkey were of primary importance to Bulgaria.

This morning, three border crossings had been closed from the Turkish side, among them Lesovo and Malko Tarnovo. But, according to the Ministry of the Interior, all crossings were reopened at noon on Saturday.

After the latest attack in Nice, with 84 confirmed deaths, some Bulgarians have expressed their empathy by laying down flowers in front of the residence of the French Ambassador to Bulgaria, in Oborishte Street. But, probably because of the summer vacation, there were only a few flowers. On Friday evening, some news reporters for BTV and other media were standing in front of the residence, while SNG trucks, with satellite dishes on their roofs, spread Diesel clouds in the neigbourhood. After the previous terror attacks in France, there had been countless flowers and candles.

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