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There are long lines of freight trucks at the border crossings between Bulgaria and Turkey, reports Bulgaria's wire service BTA, quoting Turkish media.
At Kapikule – Kapitan Andreevo crossing the line on the Turkish side is around 6 km and at Hamzabeyli - Lesovo - around 5 km.
Nikolay Chirpanliev, Chair of Bulgaria's State Agency for Refugees, has rejected the allegations of international human rights organizations of cases of violence against refugees.
Human Rights Watch has argued in a report that Bulgarian border police pushed back into Turkey asylum seekers. At the same time, the Border Monitoring NGO is also looking into similar cases.
Turkish customs officers apprehended 61 kg of heroin in a Bulgarian truck as it tried to cross the Kapikule border checkpoint into Bulgaria, reports BTA.
Officially the truck was carrying cement from Turkey to Bulgaria. At the checkpoint it turned out that the load was heavier than declared and the customs officers carried out a thorough inspection of the vehicle.
BELGRADE - An international conference on World War One is being held in Belgrade on Friday, with the goal to objectivise the truth abou that great conflict.
The conference started on Thursday and includes distinguished scientists, historians and military experts from 20 countries in Europe and Asia.
BELGRADE - The International conference of young scientists, which was a major success for the Belgrade 2 Regional Talent Centre, ended on Tuesday with an award ceremony.
The conference involved young scientists from 18 countries worldwide, including Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Singapore and Indonesia.
Russia issued a blanket ban on foreign trips for its law enforcement and military personnel, reports LifeNews.ru.
The list includes Bulgaria, USA, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, etc. The number of off limits countries totals 150.