Bulgarians admit assimilation against Turks

Bulgarian policies implemented on Turkish people between 1984-1989 are covered in contemporary history books in Bulgaria.

Bulgarians admit assimilation against Turks

World Bulletin / News Desk

The assimilation policies conducted against Turkish settlers between 1984-1989 are covered in contemporary history books in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Sciences announced.

Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Sciences released a statement on Bulgarian Justice Federation's information request regarding the subject, and said changing Turkish names by force has been issued in contemporary history books within the scope of teaching the effects of totalitarian regime which was dominant in the country before 1989.

The assimilation policies implemented on Turkish people, called as "The Revival Process" in the books of History and Civilization for sixth, 10th and 11th grades, is a subject in the curriculum of the lessons teaching the country's history between 1944-1989, the ministry said.

It was also underlined that "The Revival Process" is evaluated in the framework of the period of totalitarian regimes in Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe.

Last Mod: 05 Kasım 2013, 15:08
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