How Bulgaria keeps migrants out - with 50 miles of razor wire

Article subtitle: 
Fence along Turkish border that is 15ft tall and 5ft wide said to have kept out 500 people in a month
Article publisher: 
Daily Mail
Article date: 
5 August 2015
Article category: 
National News
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As police in Calais struggle to contain thousands trying to storm the Eurotunnel in their desperation to get into Britain, the Bulgarian authorities are shoring up their border with Turkey.
The barriers around the ferry and Eurotunnel terminals in Northern France are breached night after night by migrants trying to reach the UK.
By contrast, the new section of fence being constructed to seal Bulgaria's entire border is designed to appear all but impregnable,
The local authorities are hoping to put off the ruthless criminal gangs exploiting families fleeing war and terror in Syria, Iraq and North Africa from trying to enter Europe via Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Border Police chief Ivan Stoyanov said: 'Our operation has stopped more than 500 migrants from crossing in the last month alone...
The fence is monitored 24/7 by armed guards stationed at strategic points along its current 50-mile length.

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