Bulgaria seeks closer ties with Turkey to tackle migrant inflow

Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov inspects the barbed wire fence constructed on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, near Malko TarnovoThe lack of coordinated European response to the migrant flow from the Middle East means Bulgaria must work more closely with neighboring Turkey to deal with the crisis, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Wednesday. Government sources say Borisov is due to visit Turkey on Friday or Saturday, although there has been no official confirmation of the planned visit. One million migrants and refugees, many coming via Turkey which says it hosts 2.7 million Syrian refugees, arrived in Europe last year and several EU states have taken unilateral measures to tighten borders despite a deal between Ankara and Brussels which stemmed the flow from Turkey in recent months.


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