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By Tsvetelia Tsolova

SOFIA, March 17 (Reuters) Bulgaria caretaker prime minister said canada goose uk black friday on Friday he was taking steps to Canada Goose Jackets prevent uk canada goose outlet any attempts by Turkey to influence an election next week in favour of a political party that represents Bulgarian Turks, the country largest ethnic minority.

The Balkan country national security agency later said it had canada goose womens expelled Canada Goose Online a Turkish citizen and banned buy canada goose jacket two others from entering the country over what cheap Canada Goose it described as activities against Bulgaria sovereignty and national unity. It did not give details.

Last week, the government summoned Turkey envoy to Sofia after reports that a Turkish minister had campaigned for canada goose the canada goose uk outlet DOST party in Istanbul, where canada goose uk shop many Bulgarian citizens live. Late on Thursday, it also recalled its own ambassador to Turkey for consultations. is true that there is a certain cheap canada goose uk tension linked with one of the political parties, which is receiving support from the Turkish state, but we are taking measures that this does canadagoosejacketsalesca not continue, caretaker premier Ognyan Gerdzhikov told reporters.

Bulgarians will vote in a snap parliamentary election on March 26.

Seeking to downplay the tensions with Bulgaria southern neighbour, Gerdzhikov said Turkey had tried to influence other Bulgarian elections since the fall of communism 26 years ago, and there is nothing that is a way different

More than 400,000 Bulgarian nationals live Canada Goose Outlet in Turkey, most of them Bulgarian Turks descended from Ottoman era Turkish settlers in the Balkans. Bulgarian Turks are estimated to be more than half a million of Bulgaria 7.2 million population.

Recalling an ambassador for consultations is a way of protesting that stops canada goose clearance sale short of suspending Canada Goose Coats On Sale diplomatic relations.

The move by Bulgaria interim government, which has limited powers, follows a row between Ankara and The Hague in the buy canada goose jacket cheap run up canada goose clearance to this week Dutch election which saw Turkish ministers banned from Canada Goose Parka holding rallies in the Netherlands.

Other European Union canada goose store countries including Germany have also angered President Tayyip Erdogan by barring campaigning among Turkish expatriates to drum up support for a referendum in April that would increase Erdogan canada goose coats on sale powers.

interim government is concerned that Turkey may create tensions that go beyond the normal diplomatic process, as it happened in the Netherlands, said Vessela Tcherneva, Sofia based analyst with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

problem is that if Turkey presses on, the Bulgarian nationalists may try to block the border to prevent Bulgarian citizens from Turkey crossing into the country to cast their ballots, and that will create a canada goose coats scandal.

The spat with Turkey was credited with giving centre right Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte a last minute boost in the polls canada goose black friday sale after an election campaign in which immigration and integration were key issues.

Opinion polls suggest the nationalist coalition United Patriots will come third in a tight race for the Bulgarian parliament and play a key role in forming the next government. Support canada goose factory sale for the party has grown as a result of Europe migrant crisis.

DOST, which split from the traditional ethnic Turkish MRF party last canadian goose jacket year, is not expected to pass the uk canada goose minimum threshold to win seats.

EU member Bulgaria seeks to maintain good relations with Turkey, which it shares a 260 km border with and relies on to stem a possible increase in migrant inflows. Amid Canada Goose online the rise in tensions Canada Goose sale with EU countries, Turkey foreign minister said this week that Ankara may cancel a deal with bloc over migrants. (Editing by Catherine Evans).

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