Bulgaria declares Turkish citizen threat to national security, imposes five-year entry ban

Bulgaria has expelled a Turkish citizen after the State Agency for National Security (SANS) declared the individual a threat to national security. A five-year ban on entering and residing in the country has been imposed.

This was announced by the agency on March 17, without saying who the individual was or what he or she had done, nor on what basis the person had been resident in Bulgaria.

The expulsion order was signed by the head of SANS and carried out by the Interior Ministry.

The Turkish citizen, according to reports quoting SANS sources, was declared persona non grata for promoting anti-Bulgarian sentiments in regions of mixed ethnicity, by so doing working against Bulgaria’s national unity and territorial integrity.

The person had long-term residence in Bulgaria for some years, according to a report by Bulgarian National Television.




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