Bulgaria demands $20b in compensation from Turkey
12:51 – 19.10.10
Turkey must pay compensation to the heirs of the Bulgarians that left
the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, Bulgarian State Minister
Bozhidar Dimitrov has said, reports Turkish TRT TV Channel.
`Turkey must pay compensation to the heirs of 800,000 Bulgarian
emigrants for their property,’ he has said, adding that almost half of
the Ottoman archives is at their hands.
According to Dimitrov, the compensation that Turkey must pay, makes a
total of $20billion USD.
He has also said that it is the amount for which Bulgaria will back
Turkey’s EU membersip.
From: A. Papazian