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The big-ticket border fence at the Bulgarian-Turkish border was completed. With the fence, intended to keep out illegal migrants, covering only a part of the border, people simply went around it.
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January 25, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The Bulgarian military will provide logistical support for securing the border with Turkey in the face of an expected increase in illegal border crossings by refugees. This was announced by […]

The big-ticket border fence at the Bulgarian-Turkish border was completed. With the fence, intended to keep out illegal migrants, covering only a part of the border, people simply went around it.

Bulgaria to build 82km fence at Turkish border without calling tender

January 21, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Parliament has agreed that an 82km fence along the Turkish border, which Prime Minister Boiko Borissov estimates will cost 90 million lev ...

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In rare move, Turkish president Erdogan convenes cabinet

January 19, 2015, by VOANews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened a Cabinet meeting in a rare move Monday, raising concerns among critics of a power grab from what was ...

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Analysts: Terror suspect’s escape via Turkey raises suspicions

January 17, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkish officials are facing criticism after a female terror suspect sought by French police after the attacks in Paris entered Turkey shortly before ...


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    Suicide attack in Istanbul – One police officer dead
    January 7, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A suicide bomb attack took place in Istanbul, which resulted in one policeman dead and another wounded. The attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber who was belted […]

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    Financial markets wary as Turkish currency hits record lows
    December 18, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The Turkish lira hit record lows this week, following Sunday’s police raids on media establishments and an ensuing diplomatic row over the action between Turkey and the European Union. After […]

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    Turkey’s media raids could presage wider crackdown
    December 16, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s government is facing growing international pressure following police raids on media establishments. But the Turkish president has dismissed criticism and said the country’s national security is at stake. Turkish […]

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    Russia-Turkey pipeline has economic, strategic motives
    December 11, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambitions to become a regional energy […]