The Bulgarian Cabinet ratified plans to build a 210-kilometer fence along the border it shares with Turkey, Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review reported Thursday.
The Bulgarian government said that the fence aims to restrict the movement of cattle between the two countries, helping to prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.
A Bulgarian minister said it was "extremely wrong" to compare the fence with the Berlin Wall, adding that the fence serves to purpose of solely limiting animal passage between the two countries.
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