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Commenting article: Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey Move to Jointly Tackle Migration

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, facing a surge in illegal migration, have signed an agreement to set up a joint contact centre for border and customs control, the Interior Ministry in Sofia announced on Monday.

The joint contact center will start functioning on Bulgarian territory at Kapitan Andreevo crossing at the border with Turkey. The agreement needs parliamentary approval in Greece and Turkey to take effect , while in Bulgaria it only has to be endorsed by the government.  

The centre is expected to improve the coordination of the efforts of the three southeast European neighbours to tackle migration, organised crime and terrorism.

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#1
JAD-M - 26 May 2015 // 04:25:16

It remains to be seen if Turkey's role is but a publicity stunt. Let's not forget that facilitating illegal migration is a tidy earner for many Turks, including many officials on the take.

#2
Seedy - 26 May 2015 // 07:16:10

You can't trust Turks to keep their word, especially when there's nothing in it for them - ask Ali Pasha!

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