Bulgarian Authorities Closely Monitor Situation in Turkey – PM Borisov

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | July 16, 2016, Saturday // 01:24
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Authorities Closely Monitor Situation in Turkey – PM Borisov Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Photo: BGNES

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured early on Saturday that Bulgarian authorities are closely monitoring the situation in neighbouring Turkey where a group within the military is reported as attempting a coup.

Through his Facebook profile, Borisov informed that he had held talks with the chairperson of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), State Intelligence Agency, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov as well as with all heads of specialized security agencies.

The prime minister has ordered all security agencies to closely monitor the situation and to report on the latest developments.

Border police has stepped up patrols along the border with Turkey, while the foreign ministry advises Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travel to Turkey.

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