All posts tagged Lyutvi Mestan

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April 5, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

A controversial draft bill that would have curtailed the voting rights of Bulgarians abroad has been withdrawn and the official responsible for posting it online has been fired. This was […]

Bulgarian prosecutors probe nationalists’ pre-election protests at Turkish border

March 30, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Acting on numerous complaints, the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office has begun an investigation into the “blockade” of the Turkish borde ...

Turkey has not quite gone away as an issue in Bulgarian politics

March 28, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The March 2017 parliamentary elections in Bulgaria may be over, but the issue of Turkey’s role in Bulgarian domestic politics that so dominated the ...

Bulgaria’s March 2017 parliamentary elections: The winners and losers

March 27, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

If anyone may fairly be said to have lost Bulgaria’s March 2017 parliamentary elections, Zlatko Zdravkov would be an appropriate choice. The nam ...

  • Police remove barricades at Turkish-Bulgarian border
    March 24, 2017, by Deutsche Welle

    Amid growing tension between Sofia and Ankara, Bulgarian police on Friday removed barricades protesters had erected at at least two border crossings with Turkey. Bulgarian nationalists had attempted to prevent Bulgarian-Turkish […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2017: Daily roundup, March 23
    March 23, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    With just a day left to campaigning ahead of Bulgaria’s March 26 parliamentary elections, political party leaders were making their final grabs for the headlines, not least including final exchanges […]