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December 11, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

Thirteen people have reportedly been killed in a car bomb explosion near a sports stadium in Istanbul. Turkey’s interior minister said a second explosion was caused by a suicide bomb. […]

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Bulgaria’s fence at Turkish border so far has cost close to 170M leva – deputy interior minister

December 9, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

A sum of 169 309 121 leva has been paid so for the fence at the border with Turkey, Bulgaria’s deputy interior minister Philip Gounev told reporters ...

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Bulgaria wants Plan B from European Commission in case Turkey opens refugee floodgates

December 7, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria has urged the European Commission to work on an alternative plan in case Turkey fulfills its threat to unleash a refugee flow to Europe, Fore ...

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Black Sea border guard, coast guard chiefs sign co-operation memo

December 1, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The heads of border guard and coast guard services of Black Sea countries have signed a memorandum of co-operation and agreed on holding a joint exerc ...

  • As expected, July elections in Turkey moved Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the prime minister's office to a new role as president. His place as the strongman of Ankara was increasingly unchallenged, in spite of the tragedy of the deaths of hundreds of miners in Soma, to say nothing of the continuing crackdowns on protesters, his clampdowns on traditional and social media, lavish spending on a new presidential palace, his sharpness towards the EU and Erdogan's plain statement that he had no intention of holding to presidential neutrality.
    Turkey looks east as EU mulls suspending its membership bid
    November 24, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s decades-long bid to join the European Union hangs increasingly in the balance as criticism grows over an ongoing crackdown following July’s failed coup; but, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]

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    Bulgarian, CEE leaders react to Trump election
    November 10, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boiko Borissov are among leaders in Central and Eastern Europe who have sent congratulations to Donald Trump on his election as the 45th […]