Bulgaria’s Interior Minister: Only isolated attempts at illegal crossing of border with Turkey

Additional gendarmerie have been deployed at Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, given the increased attempted movement of migrants across the Turkish border to Bulgaria and Greece, but there have been only isolated attempts at illegal crossings into Bulgaria, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told journalists on February 28. “In the meantime, we Read more…

Bulgaria and Greece Boost Border Controls after Turkey Said it Won’t Stop the Refugees from Entering the EU – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria joined Greece on Friday in boosting border controls after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe. “We sent police forces to our borders (with Turkey) early in the morning. It is worrying that the Turkish border guards have withdrawn,” Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told journalists. Read more…

Turkish Authorities Prevented a Large-Scale Terrorist Attack in Turkey – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

So far, 7 people have been arrested. Turkish authorities have prevented a large-scale terrorist attack. So far, seven people have been arrested and reportedly involved in the terrorist act. According to local authorities, the main suspect has a leading position in the judicial institution. Explosives and about 30,000 Turkish pounds Read more…

Turkey Arrested Syrians Preparing a Terrorist Attack for New Year’s Eve – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Turkish police detained five Syrian nationals in Ankara preparing a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to a TV station quoted by BGNES. They are affiliated with the Islamic State terrorist group. At present, there are terrorist groups only in Syria‘s Idlib province. The government army has launched an offensive Read more…

Greece Mobilizes 400 Guards along the Border with Turkey – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

The Greek government will send 400 troops to handle the increased migrant flow from Turkey. Thus, the government will strengthen the security along the Evros River, located in northeastern Greece. The Greek government has already begun recruiting the guards, and according to Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis, the process will Read more…

Bulgarian Authorities Disrupt Crime Group for Trafficking Migrants, Women Exploitation – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

The Specialised Prosecutor’s Office and the Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime disrupted an organized crime group on trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev said at a briefing at the Court of Justice on July 29. The organized crime group was involved in the trafficking of Read more…