site.btaBulgaria Proposes Joint Commission with Turkiye to Look into Border Shooting Incident
Bulgaria proposes the establishment of a joint commission with Turkiye to look into Monday's shooting incident at the Bulgarian-Turkish border that left one Bulgarian border police officer dead, Deputy Foreign Minister Kostadin Kodzhabashev said at an extraordinary meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria Aylin Sekizkok on Tuesday. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a press release that during the meeting, Kodzhabashev raised the matter of the expected full cooperation on Turkiye's part in clarifying the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister also called on the Turkish authorities to fulfill their commitments when ensuring the security along the common border. Bulgaria expects the Turkish side to make additional efforts to increase border security.
Ambassador Sekizkok expressed condolences and confirmed the Turkish authorities' readiness to cooperate with the Bulgarian institutions. All necessary measures have already been taken to determine the perpetrators of the crime as well as to strengthen the common border's security, she said, as quoted by the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.