Bulgaria Unlikely to Build Fence on Border with Turkey
Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev believes that building a fence on part of the country’s border with Turkey would not be a good idea.
Addressing the Bulgarian Parliament on Friday, Yovchev said that the option of construction a partial fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border has been discussed as a measure to curb the ongoing refugee influx from Syria.
However, he pointed out that the move would cost lots of money and time.
“I am not convinced that we would be able to solve the refugee problem in that way,” he said.
The Interior Minister reiterated that Bulgaria expects to receive additional EU aid over the refugee wave.
Bulgaria, which shares a border with Turkey, is undertaking measures to accommodate all potential refugees that might arrive from Syria seeking shelters from the devastating civil war conflict. Bulgarian officials have said the country may have to provide shelter for as many as 11,000 Syrians by the end of the year.
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