Tag: Bulgarian Turk

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Gifted Bulgarian Turkish pianist Birsen Ulucan to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 “Eroica” in London

Classical music lovers will know that Franz Liszt’s piano transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 “Eroica” is both technically and musically very demanding for the performer. Birsen Ulucan’s performance, a free concert in the heart of London in mid-March offers a rare opportunity to hear this great piece performed as a piano solo. Of Bulgarian […]

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Bulgarian General Election: 1 in 8 MPs in new Parliament are of Turkish origin

As many as 33 candidates of Turkish origin could become members of parliament (MP) in the 240-seat Bulgarian Parliament following the country’s General Election on Sunday, 4 April. With over 98% of the votes counted, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s conservative Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party has again emerged as the largest party. […]

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Three-times Olympic champion Naim Süleymanoğlu dies aged 50  

Nicknamed ‘Pocket Hercules’, Turkish weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu was a unique, record-breaking athlete – the only man in history who snatch-lifted two-and-a-half times his body weight. The former World and Olympic Champion died yesterday, Saturday 18 November, at an Istanbul hospital where he was receiving treatment for cirrhosis of the liver. He was fifty years old. Süleymanoğlu […]

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Turkish-Bulgarian politician seeks minority status for Turks

  Bulgarian Turks continue to press for minority rights in spite of deep opposition from the government. The campaign is being led by Lyutvi Mestan, a former MP and current head of the Democrats for Responsibility, Solidarity and Tolerance Party (DOST), a pro-NATO, pro-EU, pro-Turkish rights party formed in 2016. In an interview on popular […]