Interior Ministry

Mass Inspections at Guest Houses and Hotels on Student Holiday Eve in Bulgaria


The Regional Health Inspectorates, Consumer Protection Commission and the Interior Ministry will be asked to carry out mass inspections at guesthouses and hotels on the occasion of the Student Holiday celebration on 8 December. This was reported by the press office of the Ministry of Tourism.

Following measures not choice but necessity, says Turkish health minister

Following anti-virus measures is not a personal choice, but a social necessity, Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said, as the surge in COVID-19 cases continues.

"Our health army is under a heavy burden," Koca said on Twitter on Nov. 28, citing the figures for severe cases.

"We are all responsible to adhere to the measures," he added.

More than 7,300 foreigners granted Turkish citizenship since 2017

Some 7,312 foreigners have become Turkish citizens over the past three years by investing in property in the country, daily Milliyet has reported.

"Turkey started a citizenship program in 2017. In 2017-2018, any foreigner investing $1 million in Turkey can apply for citizenship. Since Sept. 18, 2018, the limit was lowered to $250,000," the daily reported on Nov. 22.

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.