Interior Ministry

Woman Tried to Break Into the Bulgarian Presidency Building

A 61-year-old woman tried to break into the Presidency building, the Ministry of Interior announced. The incident was reported around 9.30 this morning.

After the intervention of police officers, she was taken out of the territory of the Presidency. The woman was subsequently placed in a mental health center in the capital.

PM Orban says elections possible without increasing risk of spreading virus

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that the local elections set for September 27 could be held without increasing the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus and underlined that conducting the vote depends on the fairness of candidates and their supporters. "I believe that we can hold the elections without increasing the risk of spreading the virus.

New anti-terror operation launched in southern Turkey

A new anti-terrorism operation has been initiated in the south of Turkey, the country's interior minister announced on Aug. 12.

At least 1,448 security personnel will be part of Operation Yıldırım-5 in the southern province of Hatay's Amanos Mountains, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said at an inauguration ceremony.

Serbian Journalist’s Phone Confiscated for ‘Photographing President’s son’

A journalist from the Serbian investigative media portal KRIK, Bojana Pavlovic, said her phone was confiscated on Wednesday night by an unknown man in the presence of a police officer, after she took photos of President's Aleksandar Vucic's 21-year-old son, Danilo, KRIK has reported.

Two-day weekend lockdown cancelled

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has canceled a two-day curfew initially planned for this weekend, June 6 and 7, for a total of 15 provinces, saying it could have led to social and economic consequences.

The Interior Ministry on late June 4 had announced the lockdown for those provinces, including Istanbul, the capital Ankara and İzmir, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.