World Bulletin / News Desk
The Bulgarian province of Stara Zagora has announced that it will make moves to change Turkish place names into Bulgarian in the region.
Many place names in the area have remained Turkisg since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, but now the regional parliament has decided it is time to motion for a language change.
This decision comes after the Varna province attempted to change 215 Turkish place names late last year.
Citing the difficulty faced in pronouncing Turkish place names, far-right Macedon Revolutionist Organization Party head and parliamentarian Kristian Petkov said 'these names are alien to our traditions and history.'
However, Husni Ibrahim, the head of the Bulgarian Turk Rights and Freedom Movement Party, opposed this move, saying that it bears the marks of anti-Turkish policies during the communist era.Last Mod: 28 Mart 2014, 14:45