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Ethnic Turks

Representing the Movement

John Feffer | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
John Feffer

The MRF has been criticized for its hierarchical structure. But the party has also been extraordinarily successful in raising the profile of ethnic Turks in Bulgaria.

Challenging the Movement

John Feffer | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
John Feffer

Much of Bulgaria's Ottoman heritage is hidden away, sometimes in plain sight.

The World According to Ataka

John Feffer | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
John Feffer

The party's platform mixes a left-wing critique of globalization with a frankly nationalist approach to minority policy. He wants to replace Bulgaria's flat tax with a progressive tax, but he believes that all ethnic Turks are just Bulgarians forced to convert to Islam in centuries past.