Turkey reopens border crossings with Bulgaria: Border police

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov (centre) inspects the barbed wire fence constructed on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, near Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, May 22, 2016.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov (centre) inspects the barbed wire fence constructed on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, near Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, May 22, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

SOFIA (REUTERS) - Turkey has reopened border crossings with neighbouring Bulgaria after closing them in the early hours of Saturday (July 12) following a coup attempt, a Bulgarian border police spokeswoman said.

"Traffic both ways to and from Turkey for all types of vehicles was restored at around 11 am on Saturday (0800 GMT),"border police spokeswoman Lora Lubenova said.

All flights from Istanbul to Sofia for Saturday have been cancelled, according to the Sofia airport's website.

Bulgaria has bolstered patrols along its border with Turkey and Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has expressed hope that the situation will be resolved in a lawful and democratic way.

 

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