Turkey Reopens Checkpoints Along Border with Bulgaria

Southeast Europe | July 16, 2016, Saturday // 12:36|  views

Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. File photo

Turkey has reopened checkpoints along the border with Bulgaria, which had been closed during the unsuccessful attempt for coup carried out by a group within the Turkish military overnight.

The checkpoints were closed on the Turkish side, while border police patrols and military presence on the Bulgarian side was stepped up.

With the Turkish government having reportedly regained control and crushed the coup by Saturday morning, the border checkpoints were reopened.

Bulgaria's interior ministry informed on Saturday that as of noon, Turkish border officials had restored the passage of cars in the direction of Bulgaria at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint.

At present, all kinds of vehicles are passing through the checkpoint. Traffic in both directions has also been restored at Lesovo and Malko Tarnovo checkpoints.

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