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 Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev, and comes as the latest twist in the much-debated question of whether the country should deploy military personnel along a border with a Nato ally.
Weeks ago, President Rossen Plevneliev, who constitutionally also is Bulgaria’s military commander-in-chief, spoke publicly against using the military at the border, saying that this would cause a diplomatic scandal. Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said that deploying the military was never part of the plan.
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