Sofia, Bulgaria, 05.01.2017: Turkey openly interferes in Bulgaria’s elections. History’s roots run deep. Outcomes of wars, effects of ancient policies can still be useful even in the 21st century! An old medieval Moslem colonization of the Balkans comes handy to a modern Islamist political agenda. Turkish president cynically exploits a half a million strong Moslem Turkish minority in Bulgaria to pressure that country. Bulgaria’s ethnic and religious minority of Turks, the Karamanid Turks, was established in Bulgaria during the terrifying early century of Ottoman Turkish Imperial Muslim rule over the Balkans (including the subjugated Christian Bulgaria) under the leadership of Muhammed the Second (“the Conqueror”) who captured and erased the isolated and surrounded Christian kingdom of Constantinople in AD 1453.
Keep in mind there are many Turkish subordinate ethnicities because the mosaic of warlike Turkish tribes is quite rich. This particular Turkish ethnic group was transferred from eastern Anatolia (southeastern Asia Minor) to solidify the Medieval Muslim control over Bulgaria. The population resettlement (or Islamic colonization) came about as a result of a successful war between rival Moslem Turkish tribal kingdoms, the nascent Ottoman kingdom (soon to be an empire) and the recently migrated Muslim Azeri tribes who formed a rival state in Anatolia (the Beylik of Karaman). The Ottomans defeated the Karamans and used them as fodder for the colonization of Europe. You see, just because Muslims fight each other from time to time, we should not deceive ourselves as to the true meaning of this phenomenon, which is that their position towards the non-Muslim world remains unchanged and their infighting makes those Muslims who lose a Muslim civil war no closer to the non-Muslim world on the account of their victimization. In the 15th century, the defeated Turks were settled in Bulgaria to help the Ottoman Turks enslave the local Christians more effectively. And the Karamans did just that!
Fast forward to 2017, and the present-day Turks, including their leader Erdogan, wish for Turkey to again exploit for political reasons their Muslim Turkish relatives across the border in Bulgaria. The Karamans are again being exploited for political gain by a major Moslem political center (Istanbul)! The Turkish president has employed his firebrand rhetoric to interfere in the legitimate democratic elections in Bulgaria. What ploy did he deploy for that purpose? A false claim, namely, raising false flag alarms against Bulgaria to the effect that this country oppresses its Muslim minority, preventing its democratic right to participate in elections. He was upset to see Bulgaria prevent some Turkish Muslims from Turkey who claim to be Bulgarian expatriates from entering Bulgaria to vote in its elections! What a blatant case of interference, of undiplomatic aggression against a European country!
Erdogan ahead of elections in Bulgaria: Turks are under pressure
Bulgarian citizens blocked three border crossings for a few hours in order to prevent citizens of Bulgaria, who have permanent residence in Turkey, from entering the country.
On the eve of the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argues that members of the Turkish minority in the country under pressure and calls for “fair and transparent elections”. He said, addressing the representatives of the Balkan group of migrants, at a time when tensions between the two countries are on the rise thanks to the open support that Ankara provides to the small Moslem Turkish political party for the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, called DOST, which for the first time takes part in the general elections held on Sunday. Erdogan’s comments followed a few days after the Bulgarian citizens blocked three border crossings for a few hours in order to prevent [Moslem] citizens of Bulgaria, who have permanent residence in Turkey, from entering the country.
Meanwhile, the latest study found that the Bulgarian center-right party GERB slightly increased its lead over leftist Socialist Party, its main rival in the upcoming elections.
GERB, headed by former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, competes with the Socialists who will have the most seats in parliament, but it is difficult to predict the outcome of the election on Sunday due to close difference of only 2.6 percentage points between them.
However, it is not expected that any of these parties will win an absolute majority in the election, which means that Bulgaria will most likely have one more “fragile” and “divided” coalition government, which will be difficult to continue reforms to boost growth and fight against corruption.
Research by Alfa Riseca was conducted in the period from 20 to 22 March, on a sample of 1,033 persons. Otherwise, Sofia earlier sharply criticized Ankara because it calls on the Bulgarian citizens living in Turkey – and which are around 200,000. – to vote for DOST, and this move is called “direct interference in Bulgaria’s internal affairs”.
The government in Sofia has summoned the Turkish ambassador, but also called in for consultation its envoy in Turkey. At the same time, Ankara is in a wider dispute with the European Union, after several of its members prevented the Turkish government ministers from conducting pan-Islamic gatherings on the soil of certain member countries of the EU, coming on the eve of this April’s Turkish vote on expanding the powers of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish madman Erdogan campaigning for himself in April in Turkey.