Varna has become a Russian beachhead on the shores of Europe. The region may be profiting from Russian money now, but critics are warning of the future political costs.
As Turkey and Russia inaugurate the sea section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can boast of Ankara's new geopolitical influence. DW asks why the pipeline is causing such a fuss.
A German man has been detained in Bulgaria after Turkish authorities issued an arrest warrant. According to German media, a court in Turkey had sentenced him years ago for being a member of the PKK terror group.
Mehmet Y., who has dual German-Turkish citizenship, has been under house arrest in a Bulgarian hotel since September 5. Officials in Ankara want him extradited. If that request is granted, he's likely to end up in jail.
Bulgaria is dependent on Russian gas, but it is also a member of NATO and the European Union. Straddling the gap between Moscow and Brussels has put the country in a foreign policy quagmire.
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