According to the information received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, upon the invitation of Turkey’s Ambassador to Sofia Aylin Eightkök to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with allegations that Turkey interfered in the presidential and parliamentary elections held in Bulgaria on 14 November and interfered in Bulgaria’s internal affairs. and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı summoned Ambassador Anguel Hristov Tcholakov to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at around 22.30.
Tcholakov, the Ambassador of Bulgaria to Ankara, was informed that while all kinds of cooperation were made and necessary convenience was provided for Turkey to vote in Turkey within the framework of the Bulgarian elections, the allegations that the voters were directed by the official authorities of Turkey and that they interfered in their internal affairs were rejected.
It was expressed to the Ambassador that it is unacceptable for the Turkish Ambassador to be summoned to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to bring unfounded accusations to the agenda by the Bulgarian authorities, and that it is unacceptable for Bulgaria, a member of the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU), to react to the use of the most basic rights of Bulgarian citizen voters in Turkey. was emphasized.
It was stated that it is expected that Turkey and the voting in Turkey will not be abused in Bulgarian domestic politics, and a note was given to the Ambassador covering these issues.
The reaction to the inappropriate demonstrations and behaviors in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sofia was also expressed.
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