Foreign Minister: Bulgaria ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Turkey

Bulgaria stands shoulder to shoulder with Turkey, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said, commenting on Ankara’s military campaign in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants and Kurdish rebels.

“We cannot be seen as distancing ourselves,” said Mitov said, adding, “if we were attacked, we would immediately want help”.

He did not accept the thesis that Turkey absorbed the impact of the “Islamic State” while Bulgaria stayed back in the second rank.

Turkey last week launched attacks on militant targets across its border into Syria after a suicide attack in Turkey killed 32 people and a car bomb killed two Turkish soldiers.

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