Bulgaria Scraps Turkey Border Fence Plans
Bulgaria has given up on controversial plans to restore the fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border, which existed in the Cold War period, as a measure against the spread of food-and-mouth disease (FMD).
The information was reported by Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov.
Djankov and Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, stopped Monday in the Turkish city of Edirne, on their way back from an official weekend visit to Istanbul.
The Minister has pointed out that Bulgaria has resolved the FDM issue; the disease is now extinct, and farmers have received compensations.
Djankov blamed Bulgarian journalists for blowing the idea about the fence out of proportion.
The Ministers visited the two Bulgarian churches in Edirne – St. Georgi and Sts. Konstantin and Elena.
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