Bulgaria sends 230 troops to strengthen border with Turkey

Bulgaria is sending 230 troops to strengthen its border crossings with Turkey, despite there being so sign of any refugees fleeing a failed coup attempt there.

Bulgaria and Turkey plan to co-operate should pressure from migrants increase on their shared border, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov says after meeting Turkish Ambassador Suleyman Gokce in Sofia on Saturday.

Turkey has now reopened the three border crossings from its side after closing them during the coup attempt on Friday night.

EU member Bulgaria is extending a wire fence along its 270-kilometre border with EU aspirant Turkey to funnel migrants to the official crossings where they are then registered.

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