Bulgarian province moves to eradicate Turkish place names

This decision comes after the Varna province attempted to change 215 Turkish place names late last year.

Bulgarian province moves to eradicate Turkish place names

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
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cengiz
cengiz - 5 yıl Before

Bulgaria refuses to cooperate with its minority but sizeable Turkish population. Instead of taking flexible democratic views the fascist Bulgarian government had for decades suppressing Turks to change their names to Bulgarian and now wants to change Turkish names of places to Bulgarian. We call for our human rights and peaceful living standards. Where are y ou EU?

hamlet
hamlet - 5 yıl Before

bulgarian they know better what is good for their country and turkey has no right not even a little to get involved in to the bulgarian laws