November 18, 2019

Forced migration out of Bulgaria in 4 questions

It has been 30 years since the communist regime, which had been in power in Bulgaria for 45 years, launched an assimilation campaign against Turks and […]
November 18, 2019

Every migration is for hope even in war…

But during their forced migration in 1989, Bulgarian Turks were asked to pack their memories, histories, neighbors, and friends into a suitcase and leave without a […]
October 9, 2019

‘It is not possible to delete Muslim Turkish identity from the Balkans’

The President for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) Mr. Abdullah Eren said; “Balkans are one of the most important geographies where Muslim Turks impressed their […]
August 7, 2019

“1989 Forced Migration” will be discussed all aspects

Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın, Balkan Turks Culture and Solidarity Association Chairman Vice Chairman Sukru Ar and members of the board met. Together […]
June 20, 2019

Bulgaria, My Land

Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish community, persecuted and even deported last century, continues its fight for recognition. Filmmaker: Yelda Yanat Bagci  In Bulgaria, a country of seven million people […]
June 19, 2019

Words matter. Bulgaria and the 30th anniversary of the largest ethnic cleansing in cold war Europe

Bulgarian communist dictator Todor Zhivkov led campaigns of forced assimilation and ethnic cleansing against non-Bulgarian minorities, particularly Turks and Muslims. Three decades after the 1989 ethnic […]
June 13, 2019

Recalling the fate of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority

Thirty years ago, the communist regime in Sofia started to assimilate the Turkish minority by force. Bulgarian turks had to change their names and were no […]
June 13, 2019

Bulgaria’s Turks remember exodus, fight for their names

It has been 30 years since Turks in Bulgaria were forced into an exodus due to an assimilation policy forcing them to change their names, along […]
June 11, 2019


Tashmë ka nisur një fushatë për të zbardhur të vërtetën për atë që njihet si pastrimi etnik më i madh gjatë Luftës së Ftohtë. Asokohe, diktatori komunist bullgar […]
May 26, 2019

Forced Migration 30th Anniversary All Turkey’s Media – Zorunlu Göç 30 . Yılında Tüm Türkiye Medyasında

Local and National Press of forced migration in 30 years was forgotten. The agency of the Republic of Turkey, which was included in the subject in […]
May 24, 2019

Today 30th Anniversary of Forced Migration – Bugün Zorunlu Göçün 30. Yıl Dönümü

Between the years 1984-1989 # Bulgaria ‘s abandoned about 350 thousand of our compatriots who fled their homeland for the assimilation policies implemented by Turkey that […]
May 16, 2019

Going ‘home’: Bulgarian Turks who settled in Istanbul

Fleeing a policy of forced assimilation, many Turkish-speaking Bulgarians fled to Turkey in the 1990s. World Bulletin/News Desk In the winter of 1988, a 10-year-old Bulgarian-born […]
May 16, 2019

Bulgaria Forces Turkish Exodus of Thousands

bout the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve […]
May 16, 2019

Flow of Turks Leaving Bulgaria Swells to Hundreds of Thousands

About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve […]
May 14, 2019

Bulgaria: ‘Revolution’ Was Coup Within Communist Party

By Ron Synovitz The regime of Bulgaria’s totalitarian ruler Todor Zhivkov collapsed just one day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. RFE/RL correspondent Ron Synovitz […]
May 14, 2019

Turkish exodus in 1989 was ethnic purge: Bulgarian archives

The exile of 340,000 ethnic Turks from Bulgaria between June and September 1989 was an ethnic purge and was not voluntary as presented at the time, […]