Between Sofia and Ankara – the Turkish minority in contemporary Bulgaria (en translation)

ORCID: Elżbieta Szyszlak: 0000-0002-9152-4699

Pages: 167-185

Edition: Lublin 2018

DOI: --

Citation method: Elżbieta Szyszlak, ‘Between Sofia and Ankara – the Turkish minority in contemporary Bulgaria’, Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2018, pp. 167-185.

Abstract: The Turks are the largest national minority in Bulgaria. Since the creation of the independent Bulgarian state in the 19th century, i.e., since the Turks began to function as a minority group in this country, they have not identified with their new homeland nor integrated with other ethnic groups. After 1989 the situation has changed, the symbol of which is the activity of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS). The article addresses the situation of the Turkish minority in this new, changed reality of modern Bulgaria.