Bulgarian Interior Ministry bans photographing Turkish border fence

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has ordered restrictions on access to the area of the fence at the country’s border with Turkey, and banned photographing the fence, reports on May 30 said.

The Bulgarian government so far has spent about 170 million leva on the Turkish border fence project, initiated in 2013 at the time of a large number of arrivals of refugees, mainly because of the crisis in Syria.

The fence has been highly controversial not only because of the huge expense involved, but also because of questions about its quality.

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Archive photo: Bulgarian Ministry of Defence.