The Historical Development Process of the Turks of Bulgaria

Karaca, Gamze (2010) The Historical Development Process of the Turks of Bulgaria. Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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The problems concerning the minorities within the borders of a certain country have always been a matter of international consciousness, as well as the internal affairs of this very country. ‘Minority rights’ is a comprehensive issue, of which the implications are still visible and considerable, even in the political and socioeconomic world of the 21st century. In this essay, the historical process of the development of the Turks of Bulgaria, their socioeconomic, cultural and political rights, and the outcomes of the latest migration in 1989 on Turkey will be discussed. The very aim of this study has been indicated as an overall evaluation of a history spread not only over years, but also over different regimes and lifestyles. In almost a hundred years, Bulgaria has undergone various regimes, from principality to monarchy, democracy and socialism, and in each period, the government’s approach towards the minorities has been through a certain change. The unsteady policies applied to the Turks in Bulgaria have forced them to migration, since they were frequently exposed to violation of rights and in this process, the situation of the Turks of Bulgaria have become an international affair. Even though their rights have been guaranteed by both bilateral and multilateral treaties today, the process they have been through is an important issue of world diplomacy and also a milestone of today’s definition of minority rights. Thus, the background of the Turks of Bulgaria is a significant point to be mentioned and this essay is created with the intention of serving this very idea. The research of the study has been carried out with various tools, by analyzing several novels, essays and newspapers. A chronological order of the incidents has been followed, in order to strengthen the causality between the events.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Tümay Timuçin Aslan IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: international consciousness; Turks of Bulgaria; Turkish minority; Human rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 10:36
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 11:09

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