According to reports, Enimehmedov, 25, an ethnic Turk
himself, left a note at his home in which he claimed he did not intend to kill Dogan, but just wanted to show that the MRF chief was not "untouchable.
A "revival process" launched by the late communist dictator Todor Zhivkov to forcibly assimilate Muslims culminated with a campaign to force them to change their names, and the exodus of over 300,000 ethnic Turks
to neighboring Turkey in 1989.
Consequently we see civil war in Tajikistan, ethnic Turks
fighting Russians in Moldova, Georgians fighting Russians, Azeris fighting Armenians, and on and on, until it's clear that the former Soviet republics are in a most difficult state.
With this year's focus exploring the Anatolian region's cultural, political and historical aspects, the festival has devoted itself to the results of decades of migration that have changed the face of The Netherlands' society by giving a musical tip of the hat to the large community of ethnic Turks
During debates in Parliament, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), the third-largest electoral force and a liberal party claiming to represent ethnic Turks
and, increasingly, other minorities, warned against adopting a bill to recognize a "genocide".
EVENTS 1964: Fighting between ethnic Turks
and Greeks in the disputed island of Cyprus has left at least 16 people dead.
The party represents Bulgaria's ethnic Turks
, about 12 per cent of Bulgaria's population of six million.
In Bulgarian politics, conventional wisdom is that if you want to know how many ethnic Turks
live in Bulgaria, look at the most recent election results to see how many votes Ahmed Dogan's Movement for Rights and Freedoms got.
Hayrunnisa Gul, Turkish Ambassador in Sofia Ismail Aramaz, Turkish deputies, academicians and journalists later went to the city of Shumen where a large group of ethnic Turks
Their military has insisted that if, as a result of a referendum next year, the city of Kirkuk becomes part of the Kurdish territory in northern Iraq, Turkey would move in to protect ethnic Turks
in the area and to block Kurds from declaring independence.
The council, established July 13, brings together Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and ethnic Turks
in Iraq, which has been occupied by U.
However, the area around Kardzhali, a Southern Bulgarian town with a predominant population of ethnic Turks
, comes third with 11 empty villages, according to the National Statistical Institute.
And for Turkey, it seems perhaps almost too obvious to point out, but the young generations of ethnic Turks
growing up in a country like Germany, with its EU standards, are also very important for the Turkish economy.
Dogan's party is a strongly liberal organization in Bulgaria and attempts to represent ethnic Turks
and other Muslims who, together, make up roughly 12 percent of Bulgaria's population.
He will then proceed to Shumen where many ethnic Turks