Turkey, Bulgaria pledge co-operation on migration, fighting organised crime

The migration crisis and the fight against terrorism and organised crime have topped the agenda of talks in Sofia between visiting Turkish chief prosecutor Mehmet Akarca and senior government leaders.

Akarca is on a two-day visit on April 12 and 13 at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart, Sotir Tsatsarov.

On April 12, he met Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, and then held a meeting with Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Roumyana Buchvarova, Prosecutor-General Tsatsarov, Deputy Interior Minister Philip Gounev and Interior Ministry chief secretary Georgi Kostov.


Speaking after the meeting, Buchvarova said that smuggling of migrants was a “well-organised provocation against the rule of law of our country, so we need more active cooperation and exchange of information for the effective sanctioning of organizers of trafficking networks”.

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