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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bulgaria – FYROM game will be like a domestic league match - Bozhidar Dimitrov (Director of the Bulgarian National History Museum)

Sofia:  Director of the Bulgarian National History Museum Bozhidar Dimitrov described the upcoming match between the national football teams of Bulgaria and the FYROM as a “game from a domestic league”. Speaking to Focus News Agency, Mr Dimitrov noted that when he first heard Bulgaria and FYROM were to play a football game, he asked: “Whom are we playing against?”
“Then it turned out we were having a match from what you could call the Bulgarian nation’s domestic league,” he explained. According to him, the Bulgarian nation is currently divided by a frontier.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Minorities in Turkey tagged by ‘race codes,’ official document reveals

An official document penned by the Istanbul Provincial Education Directorate has surfaced, revealing that Turkey’s population administration system has been recording citizens who have Armenian, Jewish or Anatolian Greek (Rum) origins with secret “race codes.”

The Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper Agos published as its headline story on Aug. 1 a report on an official document that openly states “citizens with Armenian origin are coded with ‘2.’” 

The implementation is reported to have been in place since 1923, the foundation year of the Turkish Republic.

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