Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria object against border fencing

Wirefencing to prevent illegal passages along Bulgaria's border with Turkey continues despite objections by ethnic Turks

Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria object against border fencing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), a political party mainly supported by citizens of Turkish origin in Bulgaria, opposed to Bulgarian wire fence which aims to prevent illegal passages along Turkish border.

During a meeting in Brussels with Guy Verhofshtat, the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in EU Parliament, MRF Chairman Lutvi Mestan said that the party was against any closure of Turkish border or wirefencing along the border.

Mestan also said that Bulgaria should fulfill the requirement of the UN Refugee Convention, and should be supported by the European countries.

Building of a 30-kilometer wire fence at Elhovo region along Bulgarian-Turkish border is underway, according to a decision by Bulgarian government approved on October 16. 

Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2013, 11:53
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