Migrants wait to be registered at a refugee center in the town of Presevo on August 24, 2015, after crossing the Macedonia-Serbia border. AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANI
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Bulgaria will stage a series of military drills to support border police near the Macedonian frontier, Bulgaria's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, amid an increased flow of migrants through the Balkan country's neighbors.Bulgaria has also seen an influx of migrants crossing from Turkey, with 25,000 people applying for refugee status in Bulgaria in the past two years -- as many as in the previous two decades combined -- according to official data.Bulgaria has beefed up its border police, installed cameras and motion censors, and is extending a security fence that will cover 160 km (100 miles) of its border with Turkey.
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