Bulgarian Turks’ Resistance Against 1984-1989 Melting Pot Policy  Cover Image

Bulgaristan Türklerinin 1984-1989 Eritme Politikasına Karşı Direnişi
Bulgarian Turks’ Resistance Against 1984-1989 Melting Pot Policy

Author(s): Zeynep Zafer
Subject(s): History
Published by: Gazi Akademik Bakış
Keywords: Turk; Muslim; Bulgaria; Assimilation; Migration; Struggle; Intelligence report; Changing names; Foundation

Summary/Abstract: Serious scientific studies and previously undisclosed archive documents have been published in Bulgaria recently. These publications prepared on the basis of oppression and assimilation contain highly important information in terms of clarifying the forced or ìvoluntaryî migrations of the Turkish and Muslim populations and the resistance shown by the Bulgarian Turks against the oppression applied. The Bulgarian authorities, who wish to decrease the number of the Turkish population constantly, have never given up the idea of forced assimilation and the forced migration to expel this population they considered dangerous. In this paper, in light of archive documents and sources, the struggle of the Turks in Bulgaria during the 1984-1989 period against the melting pot policy has been emphasized.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 27-44
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Turkish